It is somewhat interesting that Lagos, and Nigeria as a whole, rich in vibrant style and culture is somehow just getting the first Open house treatment, better late than never perhaps.
The British Council is hosting Lagos’ first festival of Design and Architecture tagged the ‘British Council Open House, Lagos’.
At a press conference on Tuesday 19th April 2016, the founder and director of Open City/Open House Worldwide, Victoria Thorton talked about the goal of the Open House projects:
“Well-designed buildings and public spaces are vital in creating and sustaining a vibrant city and Open House Lagos will enable the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgement about the architecture of their city,”
Open House Lagos is a 3 day event that aims to open up the Architecture scene in Lagos to everyone to enjoy an immersive experience of all the unique of architecture Lagos has to offer looking through the lens of culture, style and with a view to understand the value of a well-designed environment.
The Director, Arts of the British Council Nigeria, Ojoma Ochai,also spoke at the press conference.
“We are excited to launch the first Open House Lagos, especially because this is the first of it’s kind in Africa in a creative sector we have not been known to work extensively in Nigeria. This has been made possible thanks to the passion and drive of the Open House advisory Board, the Open House team and our generous collaborators. We have been privileged to gain access to buildings that truly demonstrate the best of Lagos architecture. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the weekend’s festivities for Open House Lagos 2016.”
Open house Lagos is opening over 20 different residential and commercial buildings that have never before been seen to the residents, creative enthusiasts, local and international visitors from April 29th to May 1st 2016.
Highlights of this 3 day event includes access to some of the most innovative constructions in West Africa, visitors will also be able to join themed bus tours led by well-informed tour guides.
For more information and details on the event visit