The 6th edition of Open House Porto, which takes place between the 4th and the 5th of July, in the cities of Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Matosinhos and, for the first time, in Maia, will open 75 spaces to the public, this Wednesday fair announced.
In a statement, Casa da Arquitetura, the institution that organizes the event, said that during the two days, the four cities will open, free of charge, the doors of 75 spaces to show “the excellence of the architectural heritage”. Recalling the “huge success of the last edition”, which mobilized 37,578 visits to 70 spaces and was the “most visited ever”, Casa da Arquitetura says that Open House Porto “intends to continue to assert itself as one of the most important cultural moments of the year ”.
Cited in the statement, the executive director of the institution based in Matosinhos, Nuno Sampaio, says that this edition “reflects the exponential growth of the event's interest”, welcoming the extension to the city of Maia, a municipality where he considers to exist “very good architecture". Also quoted in the statement, the Mayor of Maia, António Silva Tiago, reiterates that this was a “mutual interest” and that it arose from the “combination of wills” between Casa da Arquitetura and the municipality.
Now there is the curiosity to know which buildings will be chosen by the curators, in the certainty that a territory as eclectic as Maia, where the solar companies coexist with the most modern companies, will bring value to Open House Porto ”, says the mayor.
Still without giving details of the 75 visiting spaces, Casa da Arquitetura advances, however, that applications for the recruitment of 400 volunteers are available, on the official page of the event, until April 20.
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