Monday 15 September 2014

Open House London: Family Activities, Open Debate & building highlights

Plan your weekend...

Structurally Found - Want to know more about engineering? Take some photos? Win a Macbook, iPad or tickets to the Shard? Then track down Structurally Found’s structural elements, snap them and Instagram them to@StructurallyFound for the chance to win great prizes. for our structural elements hitlist and more on how to win.
Build a View Shaper
Inspired by the famous sculptures on the doorstep of Leadenhall Market join this family workshop to capture a viewpoint of the scultures and then add it into your very own sculptural artwork. Part of the City of London's Sculpture in the City 2014 project. Find out more here
City of a Thousand Architects
Join us to get a bird's eye view of the city at City's Hall. From such a height we will plan, design and build a future London skyline. Fun, free and drop-in anytime come build cycle routes, stadiums, green-zones, skateparks, school stations and much more! Find out more here
 Get the Archikids Explorer's Pack!
Set out on an architecture adventure, letting your intrepid architective youngsters lead the way with their Explorers Pack. The booklet filled with Do-It-Yourself activities can be used at any building or place you wish and at any time of the year. Buy now from our shop
 Meet Len Hall the Builder!
Find out what Len Hall the Builder is up to at The Leadenhall Building, aka The Cheesegrater by saying hello on Twitter or visting The Leadenhall Building over the weekend!
Have the opportunity to meet the architects behind fantastic new projects, gaining insights into their work and learning about their designs.
Unique conversions Find out from Featherstone Young about their new build development Waddington Studios (above), housing artsists and photographers' workspaces within a mews streetscape, tour the Evening Standard's 'Best Apartment' of 2013, Penthouse Flat, The Print House (left), with FORM Design Architecture.
 Regeneration walks and tours Hear about Barking & Dagenham's regeneration of the Roding Riverside with the Revealing the Roding tour around the area and the award-winning Granary Building; in Newham, walk around Allies & Morrison and Maccreanor Lavington's Waterside Park housing and community development north of the Thames Barrier; explore The Olympic Park's Timber Lodge and Tumbling Bay Playground, one of the most innovative play spaces in London
Exciting learning spaces Take an exclusive tour of the new University of Greenwich Building, Stockwell Street designed by Heneghen Peng Architects which features one of the largest landscaped roofs in the world, learn from Studio Weave about their transformation of London College of Fashion's Rooftop, Fashion Space Gallery Roof Garden (left)
 Watch the Open Debate tonight
What will be the knock on effect of predicted population growth on our transport infrastructure… Will London Grind to a halt? 3000 people applied to attend tonight's second annual Open Debate, in partnership with ICE. If you weren't lucky enough to win a place, you can watch the live stream here
Open House London on BBC London today!
BBC London have been a media partner of Open House London since 1996 - this year, The Robert Elms Show will feature the event on the programme every day this week! Listen again to him talking today to Jonathan Dales,Read about what else is on this week
 Maggie's Culture Crawl - Register your place now!
For the 10th year, Open House are working in partnership with Maggie's on this unique event on Friday 19 September, a 15 mile walk and cultural adventure around London. See the Royal Ballet perform in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, hear Julia Gray sing at Fulham Palace and celebrate at the finish with comedy from Jared Christmas! All with delicious food and drink provided along the way. Places are limited so sign up today!