Closed Circle-Open House Lagos 2020

Open House Lagos returns for the 5th edition of its annual architectural festival in Lagos, Nigeria on November 7th and 8th  2020  themed Closed Circle.

Open House Lagos is the first and only architectural festival in Nigeria. Launched in 2016, the committee marked the first of its kind in Africa, dedicating the workers’ holiday weekend in Lagos to exploring the history, present and future of the city’s architecture through specially curated tours open to the public at no cost. It is tailored for all to appreciate and consider architecture as part of the wider impact in their communities.

This year’s theme, Closed Circle: Our aim is to promote new ways of interacting with the design in the economy, society and the city we live in. These approaches would ensure that  we are creating  sustainable processes in a living environment. We are concentrating on teaching and initiating the whole idea of recreating and recycling the things that we feel do not have value in the society.  The theme Closed Circle is a way of re-emphasizing that art and creativity is essential in today’s world, we cannot ignore that there is continuous progression of  creativity in our everyday lives and that our ability to create is to live, maintain and continue the human race.    

 In this year’s theme, we hope to show the importance of architecture, creativity, innovation and the endless possibilities that art brings. We welcome you to join our conversations and events  on- and offline. 




The Open House concept was initially conceived in London and began in 1992. Since then, 30 cities across the globe have adopted the same platform and established their own Open House annual events. The format and principle are simple – offer the general public unprecedented access to buildings noted for their architectural beauty and innovation; iconic designs that have, and will, stand the test of time as symbols of beauty, centers of excellence and community builders. Importantly, the festival does not charge the public for visits, in the belief that great architecture, if shared, is life enhancing and delivers rich cultural experiences for all.


Registered as a cultural non-profit, the activities of the foundation are managed by its Board of Trustees – Chuka IhonorOlamide Udoma-EjorhPapa Omotayo and Sola Akintunde. The Trustees were previously invited members of an advisory board put together by the British Council to develop the first African ‘Open House’ concept as part of their UK/NG 2015/2016 arts & culture project.

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