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Foster+Partners opens its studio to the public for Open House London 2018

United Kingdom Architecture News - Sep 18, 2018 - 07:14   17092 views

Foster+Partners opens its studio to the public for Open House London 2018

World renowned architecture office Foster+Partners will open its Battersea studio to the public as part of the 2018 London Open House weekend. The visiting days will officially be made between 22 - 23 September 2018 in London, within limited time frames from Saturday: 12pm to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 5pm. 

It is not the first opening of the studio to the public, last year Foster+Partners opened its to the public for the 2017 London Open House and to celebrate Foster + Partners' 50th anniversary.

Across several buildings in the campus, there will be a display of recent projects and an exhibition showcasing the practice’s commitment to sustainability. Visitors will have a view over the 60-metre riverside studio, with interactive displays to give an insight into the work of specialist teams and studios.

Foster+Partners opens its studio to the public for Open House London 2018

Showcasing the practice’s work on Martian habitats, a wide range of techniques will be on display, bringing the possibilities of creating an extra-terrestrial habitat to life. Visitors can also help build an interactive cloud structure that will come together over the entire weekend, assisted by a robot arm. In addition, activities  this year include several workshops for children, encouraging them to become the next generation of city-shapers using modelmaking and drawing techniques.

A number of buildings in London designed by Foster + Partners will also be accessible during Open House 2018. These include for the first time, Bloomberg (City of London), alongside others such as Capital City Academy (Brent), HM Treasury (Westminster); One Bishops Square (Tower Hamlets); and City Hall (Southwark).

Foster+Partners opens its studio to the public for Open House London 2018

Open House London is an annual celebration of the capital’s architecture. It will take place during the weekend of 22-23 September 2018, when more than 800 buildings, many of which are normally closed, are opened to the public – all for free. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the richness of London’s architectural heritage.

Open House London – 22 - 23 September 2018 

Saturday: 12pm to 5pm  
Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Regular tours, no pre-booking necessary, last entry at 4.30pm
Wheelchair accessible

All images courtesy of Foster+Partners

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