Open House Athens 2020: Virtual Tours
- by Aggeliki Vourliotakis
Due to the health crisis and the recent restraining orders, the architectural tours of OPEN HOUSE Athens 2020 will be held online.
The virtual tours will premiere on September 19 on Open House Athens' website and will remain online on youtube.
The OHA team created an event more accessible than ever, ensuring the safety of us all. For this reason the program will take place online and will include online tours, competitions and lectures.
This year's project gives the public the opportunity, whether in Athens or not, to explore its architectural treasures from the screens of their homes. Great Sponsor of OHA 2020 is the company SIAS S.A.
In more detail:
• OHA 2020 VIRTUAL TOURS
20 videos with guided tours in 20 buildings of architectural interest, will premiere on September 19 and will remain online so that the public can watch them for free on the Open House Athens channel on youtube and on their website.
The participating buildings are:
- M.M. HOUSE
- ARCH ART SPACE
- IT OFFICES – EPIGNOSIS
- APARTMENT AT THE BLUE CONDOMINIUM
- BUILDING IN SARANTAPICHOU
- MONSIEUR DIDOT BOUTIQUE HOTEL
- ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS STORE
- COCO-MAT ATHENS JUMELLE HOTEL
- OFFICE I. DESPOTOPOULOS – ANGELOS BRATIS STUDIO
- THE MODERNIST ATHENS HOTEL
- PHOTOGRAPHERS APARTMENT
- KYKLADON ST ATELIER
- SPINNING THE GARDEN
- PENTELICA PHARMACY
- NEOCLASSICAL BUILDING IN PIRAEUS
- AIKATERINI LASKARIDIS HISTORICAL LIBRARY
- ILIOUPOLI APARTMENT
- APARTMENT IN GLYFADA
- RESIDENCE IN MEGARA
The following parallel events will also take place:
• OPEN DESIGN LECTURE by Vakalo
This year, as part of our ongoing collaboration, the Vakalo School of Art & Design is organizing a lecture on "The" experiential concept "at the Bauhaus and its contribution to Greek education", which will take place live online through the ZOOM application on Wednesday, September 23 2020, during the hours 18:00-21: 00.
Lecture sponsor: Vakalo Art & Design
• OPEN your portfolio
The School of Vakalo Art & Design, in order to cultivate creativity and enhance the prestige of the professional space of interior architecture, offers for the third consecutive year a scholarship for studies in the postgraduate program in Architectural Design.
Scholarship sponsor: VAKALO School of Art & Design
• ISOMAT OPEN VOTE
Audience Award: competition to highlight the audience's favorite tour. The first virtual tour in votes, will participate in the virtual event of Open House Worldwide, while a winner, who will emerge after a draw among the voters, will win a prize.
Competition sponsor: ISOMAT
• 3D Virtual Tour
METRICA SA offers a 3D touring experience at The Modernist Athens using the MatterportPro2 3D Camera.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the site just as they would with their physical presence. At the same time, using the tools of the platform, they will receive all the necessary information required for a tour within the OPEN ATHENS 2020.
Event sponsor: METRICA SA
• OPEN PHOTO
The photography competition, which was already established by the first OPEN HOUSE Athens, gives this year the opportunity to the public to highlight their favorite building in Athens. The public can participate in the competition with the theme, "Your favorite building in Athens", by uploading photos from their public profile on instagram, writing #kleemann _oha2020
Contest sponsor: KLEEMANN
Great Sponsor of OHA 2020 is the company SIAS S.A.
OHA 2020 is held under the auspices and with the funding of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Communication sponsor: ERT, Second Program 103.7 & Kosmos 93.6