48H Open House BCN will take place on 22-23 October in 2011, following the success of the inaugural event in 2010 – and being the first Mediterranean city to adopt the initiative. Hotels, palaces, apartments, churches and all sorts of other buildings will be open to the public this weekend as part of the 48h Open House Barcelona architecture festival. Architects and experts will be offering tours of 160 buildings all over the city.
The 48H Open House Barcelona activities program is built around the broad network of buildings that will open their doors to the public. The event is set within the ten Barcelona boroughs (Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Gràcia, Horta‐Guinardó, Les Corts, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu, Sant Martí, Sants‐Montjuïc and Sarrià‐Sant Gervasi). Architects are on site within many of the buildings, the event also includes special activities and conferences. Completely free and designed to enhance participation and encourage dialogue between all.
The event aims to encourage locals to appreciate the value of good architecture and urbanism, opening over 150 great buildings of different styles, forms and sizes to the public.
Plus, Open House, a free festival, is also running a range of activities, including routes, competitions and dance and architecture workshops.