Three of our projects are featured in this years’ Open House London, the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design.
JW3 will again open its doors on Sunday 20th September, conducting tours and opening areas of the building usually not accessible to the public. Associate Director Douglas Inglis will be on hand to answer questions on the design approach, key challenges, delivery and eventual success of the popular cultural building. Tours are self-guided but a willing group of volunteers and architects will be stationed throughout the centre to help.
Project: JW3 London
Address: 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
Date: Sunday 20th September only
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
The Grade II* listed Middlesex Hospital chapel sitting in the centre of the Fitzroy Place site, is opening it’s doors to the public for the first time ahead of it’s official opening later this year. Visitors can marvel at the spectacular mosaics of John and Frank Loughborough Pearson, that have been meticulously restored for use as a new community space.
Project: Middlesex Hospital Chapel
Date: 19th and 20th September
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm
And finally, there will be tours of Barking Riverside, detailing the challenge of creating over 10,000 homes for 26,000 people. Stage 1 of Phase 1 is complete with high quality examples of shared community building, incorporating primary school, nursery, church, cafe and community facilities.
Project: Barking Riverside
Address: Entry to Exhibition in Rivergate Centre on Minter Road, Barking
Date: Saturday 19th September
Opening hours: 10am – 3pm
Open House London is was launched in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London’s buildings to the general public who wouldn’t otherwise have access, and, as a result, help the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.