The second edition of Open House Madrid is coming, an international architecture festival organised by the Culture Care Foundation, which allows you to visit a city's most emblematic buildings and urban areas free of charge. Over 70 buildings will open their doors to members of the public.
Open House, a cultural reference that highlights good design in architecture, has been held every year since 1992, with notable success in places such as London, Rome, Oslo, Athens, New York, Prague, and Barcelona.
This edition is part of the Madrid Architecture Week with free visits to buildings, and it is taking place on the weekend of 1 and 2 October, with over 100 buildings and urban spaces opening. It includes visits to interior design studios, architecture studios, and private properties.
New buildings will be opening their doors to the public, including La Gran Logia de España, Altamira Palace (current headquarters of the IED), the Institute of Cultural Heritage, a brutalist building by Fernando Higueras known as the Crown of Thorns, the iconic Beatriz office building, the BBVA 'La Vela' building by Herzog & de Meuron and the Royal Tapestry Factory.
On 23 September, the Brilliant Minds Congress The Shape of Things will be held at CentroCentro, featuring international experts in art and architecture such as Tatiana Bilbao, Mark Fenwick, William Menking and Frank Stephenson.
Following the success of the first edition, with over 25,000 visitors, previous participants are taking part once again this year, such as the Gimnasio Maravillas sports complex by Alejandro de la Sota, the headquarters of Pérez Llorca by Rafael de la Hoz, the Francisco Giner de los Ríos Foundation by Amid.09, and the Bank of Spain.