Open House València 2021

Categories: urban festival.

TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center

How would you like to discover the secrets of Valencia's architecture? The Open House València festival returns 23rd and 24th October, opening the doors to more than 50 buildings. Highlights include residential spaces such as Calma House, Casa del Limonero, Vivienda FSL111 and Refugio en la Viña by Ramón Esteve. These new projects join the city’s iconic buildings, including the Bancaja Foundation, Veles e Vents Building, Espai Verd, Palau de la Mar Hotel, El Musical Theatre, Espai Alfaro and San Juan del Hospital Church.

The third edition of this architecture festival will return to an in-person format. However, the programming will continue to include elements that worked well in 2020, such as architecture tours and digital content on the website. The festival features tours such as Moreno Barberá and the campus of Blasco Ibáñez, the new La Reina Square, and Brutalism and Modernity, with the aim of highlighting and showcasing Valencian architecture.


Music, photography and lectures round out the programming for Open House Valencia

In addition to building visits and architectural tours, Open House Valencia 2021 includes a full array of activities in conjunction with architecture. Under the name Open Music. Architecture and Music, and with the support of Cerveza Turia, the event includes concerts in iconic architectural settings on the 23rd and 24th. On Saturday the 23rd, Las Hespérides Garden will host the group Cero en Conducta, which has put together two concerts for this unique location. And music will also bring this edition to a close with the grand finale: a performance of ‘Erótica techno en la arquitectura valenciana’ (Techno Erotica in Valencian Architecture) at El Musical Theatre on Sunday the 24th.

The digital content will include a series of talks titled ‘It’s a Match!’ in partnership with Cosentino. These conversations between young and veteran architects on architecture and the avant-garde are available on the Open House Valencia website.

The round table discussion ‘Open Talk: los grandes equipamientos comerciales como palanca del desarrollo urbano’ (Open Talk: major commercial enterprises as a lever of urban development), taking place on 6th October at El Corte Inglés; the Open Photo digital photography competition; and the Hackathon ideas competition, sponsored by the Office of the Second Deputy Prime Minister and the Regional Ministry of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture and put together by architecture students, round out this programming, which ranges from in-person activities to digital content.

The content programme is available now on the festival website. Information on hours and registration forms for activities will be up in a few days.

Valencia's unique buildings open their doors. Don't get left outside!