In its 6th edition, Open House Porto (OHP) welcomes the city of Maia, which thus joins Matosinhos, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia for the great annual architecture party organized by Casa da Arquitectura - Centro Português de Arquitectura. To inform and guide visitors, applications for the recruitment of 20 volunteers will be open until April 400.
After the huge success of the last edition, the most visited ever, which mobilized 37 visits to the 578 spaces that opened doors for free in Matosinhos, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, the 70th Open House Porto (OHP) already has a date and brings as a great novelty the integration of the municipality of Maia.
On the 4th and 5th of July, a set of 75 spaces will open its doors for free, showing the excellence of the architectural heritage of the four cities.
Organized and produced exclusively by Casa da Arquitectura (CA) - Portuguese Architecture Center, with the strategic partnership of the City Councils of Maia, Matosinhos (CMM), Porto (CMP) and Vila Nova de Gaia (CMVNG), Open House Porto intends to continue to assert itself as one of the most significant cultural moments of the year.
In its 6th edition, Open House Porto will be curated by architect Graça Correia and historian Joel Cleto.
Graça Correia is an architect, university professor and author of several books and co-author of documentaries. Joel Cleto is an archaeologist, historian, disseminator of history and heritage and a university professor. He is best known to the general public for the authorship and presentation of programs on History at “Porto Canal”.
Graça Correia (Porto, 1965), Architect (FAUP, Porto, 1989), PhD in Architecture (UPC, Barcelona, 2006). Associate Professor (FCATI-ULP, Porto) and Invited Assistant Professor (FAUP, Porto), having been visiting professor at several foreign universities. Collaborates with Eduardo Souto de Moura between 1989 and 1995, having co-authored projects such as the Requalification of Fábrica Robinson (Portalegre, 2004-2011). In 2005, he founded CORREIA / RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS with Roberto Ragazzi. His work has been awarded, published and exhibited nationally and internationally. Author of several books, namely on the work of Ruy D'Athouguia, she is also a co-author and presenter of documentaries made for RTP2. It develops, in addition to its practice as an architect, researcher and teacher, broad civic participation. He has just written a reflection on the work of the architects Aires Mateus for the magazine TC Cuadernos, from Valencia, and an article for Thames & Hudson, on the architect David Adjaye. The ENOR 2020 Awards Jury was also invited by Professor Francesco Dal Co to be Curator Editor of a monographic issue by Casabella about the new generation of Portuguese architects.
Joel Cleto (Porto, 1965), graduated in History and Master in Archeology (Fac. Letras Univ. Porto 1987 and 1994). Invited Professor at the European Business School / ISAG, responsible for History and Heritage courses in the Tourism degree. Author and presenter, since 2006, of programs on History at Porto Canal. Nominated for the Portuguese Society of Authors Award (2012, best entertainment program), he won two awards from the Portuguese Museology Association (2016, best media work, and 2019, tourist information). At the Municipality of Matosinhos, between 1987 and 2014, he was an archaeologist, Chief of the Division of Culture and Museums, directed the Quinta de Santiago Museum and coordinated the Municipal Archeology and History Office. He joined the Serra da Aboboreira Archaeological Field where he conducted excavations in megalithic monuments of Baião and Marco de Canaveses. He held executive roles in the Porto Archaeological Studies Group and has been a member of the Porto Municipal Council of Culture since 2017. Author of several books and dozens of essays and research studies, he is a permanent contributor to the magazines “O Tripeiro” (since 2008) and “História - Jornal de Notícias” (since 2015). He received from the Municipalities of Porto (2017) and Matosinhos (2019) the Municipal Medal of Merit - Gold Degree.
During a weekend, July 03 and 04, 2021, the public is invited free of charge to visit a tour that involves different spaces in its typology and construction period. Each participant will be able to create an itinerary tailored to him, exploring architecture and the city through a new look.
Free Visit - visit to the space without accompaniment, within the stipulated time;
Accompanied Visit - visit to the space guided by the Open House Porto volunteer team;
Commented Visit - visit to the space commented on by the author of the architectural project or by a guest expert.
Access to Visits
Access to the vast majority of visits will be UNPAIRED, BY ARRIVAL ORDER. No pre-booking is required.
Some spaces, due to specific conditions, may require (totally or partially) the PRE-BOOKING / RESERVATION for your visits. The reservation will be made through this website on a date to be defined.
All spaces in the itinerary will have, along with their detailed information, an indication of total, partial or nonexistent access for people with reduced mobility. The partial accessibility indication informs that some areas of the space being visited may not be accessible or present physical barriers in their access.