Open House is back, the event promoted by Open City Rome which on 21 and 22 May opens to the general public, free of charge, the doors of historic buildings, contemporary architecture, places of excellence in our capital. With 200 buildings, 50 dedicated events and 40 free urban tours, this year Ope House celebrates its 10th edition and the two days this year has been baptized “Extraordinary”, a title chosen to retrace the history of growth, knowledge and sharing a truly extraordinary experience carried out by Open House Roma since 2012. For the ten years of Open House Roma “we have chosen special themes to be included in the program. They are the result of studies that we have been cultivating for years, desires that we pursue from the first edition, passions never subsided “explain the organizers. Seven thematic itineraries that will lead visitors to discover the city in a different way and to be surprised: Extraordinary to promote accessibility to the architectural heritage for people with visual and hearing disabilities; Architecture for sustainability that lights up a beacon on the construction sector which produces 30% of CO2 emissions in its supply chain; Ohr for children, which for the 10th edition dedicates a project to the citizens of tomorrow, children, those who more than anyone have the ability to imagine extraordinary things. The themes of the Open House Roma 2022 paths are also Abitare la città – borgate, Ina Casa and Iacp, hamlets, born in the 1920s and described by Italo Insolera as ‘a piece of town in the middle of the countryside, which is really neither one nor the other’; The challenges of structural engineering because Rome was a privileged stage for the Italian School of Structural Engineering; Ostia, from Michelangelo to Libera, Ostia Love is a project conceived and curated by the architect Daniele Romani aimed at raising awareness of the origins, architecture and evolution of the territory south of Rome and thanks to this new collaboration, the 10th Open House edition Rome reaches the sea; Genius Loci – where the genius lives because Rome, universally known as the city of art and history, is also the capital of Italian research and scientific production.
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