For the first time Madrid joins the international Open House network. The 26th and September 27th everyone will visit near 70 buildings and urban areas of the capital, some of which are not usually accessible to the public.
This is the case of the Bank of Spain. During the festival there are two kind of visits in this historic building. One of architectural character, in which you can tour the 100,000 m² building that contains interventions made by Rafael Moneo and Mansilla + Tuñón with the help of a guide; in the other visit you can see the art collection housed in the Bank.
Other proposals are emblematic buildings from an architectural point of view such as the Gimnasio Maravillas, located in the Chamartin district, designed by the legendary architect Alejandro de la Sota.
There is also possible to visit places like the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid, which was initially designed as a residence for an aristocratic family and which sets a good example of Madrid's palaces.
The list of buildings and spaces includes other proposals such as hotels, factories of different disciplines, headquarters of large business groups, private houses, foundations and cultural centers, classical buildings, meeting room and sports facilities.
We have also planned different specialized routes, like a route through workspaces and rehabilitated buildings. During the Open House's weekend, several architectural and interior design firms will organize special events around the festival.
Madrid is the second Spanish city joining this project, which already takes place in Barcelona since 2010. In recent editions in Barcelona about 50,000 people visited the different spaces.
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