The British Council is to unveil its Open House in Lagos from Friday, April 29 to Sunday 1, May 2016. A highly anticipated event in the city’s architectural calendar, Open House Lagos is a unique celebration of the buildings, places and spaces where we live, work and play. It provides an opportunity to see, explore and learn about Lagos’ amazing architecture and design over one weekend.
Focusing on the importance of good design in creating and sustaining a vibrant city, it is a unique opportunity to know on a first hand basis what makes Lagos the great city it is today while creating a platform to be inspired by the power of architecture in transforming the quality of our lives.
With over twenty buildings opening their doors to all, Open House Lagos selection will showcase beautifully designed residences, innovative infrastructure projects and prestigious civic buildings all for free.
Highlights of Open House Lagos includes access to some of newest, most innovative constructions in West Africa and many homes of modern and classical architectural distinction. Visitors can also join in themed bus tours led by well-informed, trained tour guides and take home festival memorabilia including the limited edition festival guide.
“Well-designed buildings and public spaces are vital in creating and sustaining a vibrant city and Open House Lagos will enable the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgments about the architecture of their city,” said Victoria Thornton, OBE, Founder and Director of Open City / Open House Worldwide.
Commenting, Ojoma Ochai, Director Arts, British Council Nigeria, said: “Open House Lagos is first of its kind in Africa. Architecture in creative sector we have not been known to work in extensively in Nigeria. We have been privileged to gain access to buildings that truly demonstrate the best of Lagos architecture. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the weekend’s festivities for Open House Lagos 2016”.