48h Open House Barcelona is a cultural association whose objective is to spread the architectural heritage of Barcelona and promote architecture in general. The festival teaches us how to see it, to better appreciate it.
The festival of the same name, the 48H Open House BCN, is its main dissemination tool. It is held every October to show us emblematic buildings and others not so well known, but of great architectural value, which are not often accessible.
The project is based on three main bases: volunteering, sponsorship and participation. The collaborations can be one by one, creating a network of volunteers or from social, cultural and business groups.
2022 edition of 48h Open House Barcelona
In the 13th edition of the 48h Open House Barcelona, they pay homage to the dedication and responsibility of those who materialize architecture. This tribute materializes in La Liga de los Oficios, a demonstration of heterogeneous trades that create multiple architectures. This year we will be able to visit some key spaces in the representation of this league: the IAAC in Barcelona, the Institut Provençana, with its Blue Container Project, in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Ca l'Amigó in Badalona, the Torribera campus in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, the Escola d'Art in Can Negre in Sant Joan Despí, the Casa Josep Planes Robert in Sitges, and the Teatre La Massa in Vilassar de Dalt.
- Open Infrastructures: invites you to visit the facilities that support the development of cities (for example, the old Enmasa Mercedes-Benz factory in Barcelona, the Tram depot in Sant Joan Despí, or the El Viver municipal offices in Badalona).
- Open Social: shows the architecture of the city that responds to the challenges of creating an egalitarian society (for example, the La Salle Comtal School, the Top Manta workshop in Can Batlló, or the La Ciba resource space for women in Santa Coloma de Gramenet).
- Open Green: highlights buildings designed with environmental sustainability criteria (for example, the CEM Turó de la Peira and the passivhaus in Barcelona, or the Planeta building in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat).
The festival is part of the international network openhouseworldwide.org.
On October 17, pre-registration opens for 9% of the 220 spaces that can be visited in this edition.