Architecture

Open House Athens 2016

Open House is one of the most important global institutions for the promotion of architecture. The idea began at London in 1992 and until today it has spread to many cities around the globe. The Open House project invites the public to explore and understand the value of architecture. Every year for one weekend, private and public buildings open their gates to everyone for free and the city is transformed to a big museum, with its buildings and architecture being the exhibits. Open House in Athens takes place every spring and this year, for the third time, during 15-17 of April.

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HOW DO I PARTICIPATE

 

In order for the public to participate:

-You study the program

-You visit the places that interest you at the hours open for visit at each one.

-You wait in line so you can attend the guided tour. Priority will be kept according to the time of arrival and new groups will enter the building every once in a while. There is no need for a reservation to be made.

The entrance is free of charge for everyone.

 

We would recommend to the visitors to be on time at the buildings they are considering to visit, because there will be no guided tours after the written hours and in case of a long queue, there is the possibility they might not be able to take part in the tours.

Visitors are obliged to respect and abide by the rules that every building might have in order to enter (e.g. prohibition of photography, entering without shoes, display of I.D.)

The Contributors of the event have got priority at the attendance of the guided tours.

 

OPEN TOURS

 

91 buildings and spaces in the city open their doors for a weekend and 450 volunteers are ready to guide the public!
The following pages present the thorough OHA 2016 program along with this year’s buildings. In order to participate, you study the program, locate the areas that interest you and visit them within the available timelines. Wait your turn in order to attend the guided tour. Since the entrance occurs in groups, we maintain an order of priority based on the time of arrival in the site. Tours take place at regular intervals, but not after the end of the available hours for each space. Admission is free and open to all!

  • Content: free tours
  • Date: 16-17 of April
  • Place: 91 buildings in Athens (click on the link)

  • Participate: free entrance, queue

source: http://www.openhouseathens.gr/en/draseis/open-tours/

 

 

TOUR OF SPECIAL INTEREST

 

OHA in collaboration with STA.SY  S.A. organises two guided tours:
1) At Monastiraki station (ISAP, M3) on Saturday 16/04 at 12.00
2) At Pireas station (ISAP) on Sunday 17/04 at 13.00 (the tour includes the Railway Museum)
In order to attend pre booking is required until Thursday 14/04

 

MADE IN ATHENS

 

During the OPEN HOUSE week scheduled tours will be held to the city’s creative and production areas. The creators-producers themselves will present the tours and visitors will have the opportunity to see up close how they work, using modern and traditional methods.

The program involves:
– WEDESIGN

OPENING HOURS: 13/04 16:00-19:00 & 14/04 16:00-19:00

– TAPH117
– Prigkipo

OPENING HOURS: 13/04 11:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00 & 14/04 11:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00

– A Future Perfect

OPENING HOURS: 13/04 17:00-20:00
– Akira Mushi

OPENING HOURS: 14/04 17:00-20:00 & 15/04 13:00-16:00

– APIVITA

OPENING HOURS: 14/04 12.00 | 14.00

– Athenian Brewery (ATHINEO)

OPENING HOURS: 15/04 12:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00

– Aluminium of Greece

OPENING HOURS: 11/04 8.30

For Athenian Brewery (ATHINEO) reservation is required by email at info@athineo.gr indicating OPEN HOUSE until Thursday 14/4 at 15:00

For APIVITA and Aluminium of Greece admission is by advance booking.

 

 

 

OPEN BIKE

 

The event invites people to get to know the city’s architecture, by bike! During the ΟΗΑ weekend, scheduled bike tours will take place in specified routes for a limited number of people. The participants will be provided with an electrical bike and safety helmet from Solebike tours and souvenirs from Open House Athens 2016. The tours will start and end in the Solebikes headquarters 11 Lempesi st, Acropolis after a series of stops and guided tours in buildings that participate in the OHA 2016 program. In order to participate in these tours you need to make a reservation and receive your OPEN BIKE ticket from OPEN BOX

*ROUTES 2, 3, 5, & 6 ARE SOLD OUT! Route 4 has empty seats and Route 1 on a waiting list!

ROUTE 1 SATURDAY 16/4 10:00- 12:00 : KOLONAKI

Buildings to visit: Netherlands Embassy – Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall – Museum of Cycladic Art – Neoclassical building in Kapsali st. – bonus building (if there is enough time)

ROUTE 2 SATURDAY 16/4 12:00- 14:00 : HISTORICAL CENTER 

Buildings to visit: National library– Gloria theater– TSMEDE office building – Museum of the city of Athens – Spa in syntagma

ROUTE 3 SATURDAY 16/4 16:00- 18:00 : PLAKA AND HISTORICAL CENTER 

Buildings to visit: MM House – N. Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery – Bageion– Athens City Hall– Alice in Athens hostel

ROUTE 4 SUNDAY 17/4 10:00- 12:00 : GAZI AND PETRALONA

Buildings to visit: Technopolis Municipality of Athens – Co-working space with industrial design– Thission lofts – MM House – bonus building (if there is enough time)

ROUTE 5 SUNDAY  17/4 12:00- 14:00 : THISSEIO AND PSIRRI 

Buildings to visit:  Angeliki Chatzimichahli residence- Office space in Syntagma- City Circus hostel- Museum of Islamic Art– Apartment in Thissio

ROUTE 6 SUNDAY 17/4 16:00- 18:00 : PLAKA AND HISTORICAL CENTER

Buildings to visit: MM House – Bageion– Athens City Hall – INN Athens hotel  – Alice in Athens hostel

STARTING HOURS

16/04 10:00-12:00, 12:00-14:00, 16:00-18:00
17/04 10:00-12:00, 12:00-14:00, 16:00-18:00
START SOLEBIKE (11 Lempesi St, Acropoli)
PARTICIPATION 10 euro
TOUR DURATION 2 HOURS

*Limited Seating

 

OPEN PHOTO

 

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the photo competition by uploading a photo on instagram taken during the OPEN HOUSE Athens 2016, using a public profile. More information on how to take part can be found at openhouseathens.gr. The three best photos will be awarded.

  • Contentphoto contest
  • Date15-24 of April
  • Placeinstagram
  • Participateby uploading from public profile on instagram

Click for all events:  http://www.openhouseathens.gr/en/draseis/

 

 

 

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