2017 marks a significant milestone for both Open House and Foster + Partners, as they celebrate their 25th and 50th anniversaries respectively. For the past 20 years, Foster + Partners has opened its London studio to visitors for Open House weekend, giving them a glimpse into the creative process behind some of the projects at the practice. This year, the practice is opening more of its studio space than ever before. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the way they work, with interactive displays to give an insight into the work of specialist teams, alongside a special exhibition focusing on current work.
A number of buildings in London designed by Foster + Partners will also be accessible during Open House 2017. These include 30 St Mary Axe, ‘The Gherkin’ (City of London); the Sackler Galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts, HM Treasury (Westminster); One Bishops Square (Tower Hamlets); and City Hall (Southwark).
Open House London is an annual celebration of the capital’s architecture. It takes place during the weekend of 16-17 September 2017, when more than 700 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 2017
Saturday 16 September 12pm – 5pm
Sunday 17 September 10am – 5pm
Regular tours, no pre-booking necessary, last entry at 4.30pm. Wheelchair access available
Foster + Partners
22 Hester Road
London SW11 4AN
For further information please see the Open House website