The event invites everyone to understand the value of a well-designed built environment by exploring Lagos, celebrating its architectural growth and the way people interact with their environment. The concept explores Lagos' architectural history and encourages people to think about their environment by seeing the old, the new and what the City can be.


From 29 - 30 April, we offered residents, local and International visitors an enriched cultural experience by providing an opportunity to access 35 buildings not normally open to the public and bridge the gap between the physical city and its environment. 

During the weekend, visitors interacted with the built environment and made new friends by joining the 7 bus tours, enjoying several games during the Lagos themed games night and participating in the exciting fringe activities. See highlights here


The first ever Open House in Africa took place in Lagos from Friday 29 April to Sunday 1 May 2016. The pre and post event press coverage, over 1500 volunteer applications, positive feedback and the number of buildings that signed on proves the pioneering event was a success.