Every year Lagos experiences heavy rainfall. In 2017, Lagos witnessed the impact of yearly rainfall in its city with unprecedented flooding. The experience, pictures, and videos shared on social media after the heavy rain, though comical sometimes, clearly showed what the future could look like. Lagos needs to prepare for an amphibious life where water becomes as important as land.
Themed “Amphibious Lagos”, Africa’s pioneering Architectural festival, Open House Lagos will not only showcase the beauty of architecture in Lagos but the importance of water in city through symposiums, exhibitions and providing access to buildings for free.
Set to kick off on April 26th – April 29, 2018, this year’s edition will feature over 30 buildings spread across Lagos Island & Mainland and 11 tours
through diverse conveyance channels with the aim of providing tourists with a holistic feel of Lagos transportation system.
Thursday, 26th April – OHL + 9H Design Talk
Friday, 27th April – Open House Lagos Launch Party
Saturday & Sunday , 28th & 29th April – Open House Lagos Tours
ABOUT OPEN HOUSE
The Open House concept was initially conceived in London and began in 1992.
Since then, 30 cities across the globe have adopted the same platform and established their own Open House annual events. The format and principle are simple – offer the general public unprecedented access to buildings noted for their architectural beauty and innovation; iconic designs that have, and will, stand the test of time as symbols of beauty, centers of excellence and community builders. Importantly, the festival does not charge the public for visits, in the belief that great architecture, if shared, is life enhancing and delivers rich cultural experiences for all.
ABOUT OPEN HOUSE ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION
Registered as a cultural non-profit, the activities of the foundation are managed by its Board of Trustees – Chuka Ihonor, Olamide Udoma-Ejorh, Papa Omotayo and Sola Akintunde. The Trustees were previously invited membersof an advisory board put together by the British Council to develop the
first African ‘Open House’ concept as part of their UK/NG 2015/2016
arts & culture project.
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