Open House - Free entry to London’s best buildings! – Latest
This year’s Open House London weekend was officially launched on Thursday 20th September at Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London, a beautiful and impressive example of sustainable office design.
Founded in 1992 by Victoria Thornton OBE, the Open House programme has grown to be the world’s largest architecture festival, with over a quarter of a million people taking part in London alone! Its aim is to give extensive access to the capital’s most impressive buildings and inspire the public with examples of great design in the built environment. Taking place this weekend (22-23 September), the initiative will give free and rare access to over 800 buildings, along with walks, talks and tours across each of London’s 33 boroughs. It is a fantastic opportunity to see some of London’s more prominent landmarks, both new and old, and also a chance to discover interesting buildings with fascinating histories that you never knew existed.
As a proud and long-term supporter of Open House London, we were honoured to be featured in this year’s guide. As part of the government’s Year of Engineering campaign to encourage take up of engineering as a great career, we have showcased some of the structures hidden within buildings, and how creative and innovative engineering allows architects to really push the boundaries of building design. To add to the impressive stats above, the Open House guide is the biggest architectural publication in the UK, with a print run of 100,000 each year. We’re delighted to be able to share our view on Engineering a Better Society with such a great audience.
We are also taking part in the programme, and excited to welcome guests to our Wimbledon office, between 10am – 5pm on Sunday. You can find all the details here: https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/896
We encourage everyone to dive into this year’s list of buildings, walks, talks and tours and make the most of it, by visiting www.openhouselondon.org.uk