Open House London 2016 in SE1 and SE16

Open House London. What to see?

During 17 & 18 September 2016,  Open House London becomes the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. The list of properties keep increasing every year.

Southwark has a great number of buildings and houses taking part in this event. Here at WISE16, we has selected everything you can visit in SE1 and SE16 yet do not forget to check OPEN HOUSE London listing online   for more details and location of all the properties taking part.

You can order your OPEN HOUSE London guide book here (Please allow 3-4 working days for your guide to arrive) or pick up a free copy from selected venues including local libraries

If you love architecture, you would love OPEN HOUSE

 

 


Allies and Morrison

85 Southwark Street SE1 0HX | Sat 10am-5pm. Regular tours. Last tour 4.15pm. Max 8 at one time.

Photo of Allies and Morrison Studios Open House 2016

Allies and Morrison Studios Open House 2016

A tour of Allies and Morrison Studios complex – the original RIBA award winning studio, a converted Grade II listed warehouse and a new timber building.

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Anise Gallery / AVR London

Photo of Anise Gallery Open House 2016

Anise Gallery Open House 2016

13a Shad Thames SE1 2PU | Sat/Sun 10am-5pm.

 

A Victorian spice warehouse, re-invented to house an architectural artwork gallery and an architectural illustrator’s studio. The design focuses on flexibility and workspace collaboration.

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Bankside Urban Forest

Photo of Bankside Urban Forest Open House 2016

Bankside Urban Forest Open House 2016

Meet: at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street SE1 0FD | Sat 12noon.

 

Guided walk of Bankside Urban Forest, a public space partnership and strategy with an ecological approach. Learn about recent and emerging public space and urban greening projects within one of London’s oldest neighbourhoods. Witherford Watson Mann, Adams & Sutherland, Gort Scott, VOGT Landscape, Wayward Plants and others

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Brunel Museum

Sat/Sun 10am-5pm. Sat 5-11pm cocktails in roof garden with Midnight Apothecary.

Photo of the Brunel Museum Open House 2016

Brunel Museum Open House 2016

Dramatic staircase and new full size doorway leads down to underground chamber, award winning river gardens. Use your train ticket to view Thames Tunnel portico and travel through world’s first underwater shopping arcade and fairground, Saturday 5-11pm cocktails in roof garden with Midnight Apothecary. The Brunel Museum is housed in the Brunel Engine House, designed to be part of the infrastructure of the Thames Tunnel.

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Canada Water Library

Photo of the Canada Water Library Open House 2016

Canada Water Library Open House 2016

21 Surrey Quays Road SE16 7AR
Sat 9am-5pm/Sun 12pm-4pm. Tours Sat 10am, 11am, 3pm. Max 20 per tour.

A civic centrepiece for the regeneration of the area around Canada Water. Its inverted pyramid form is an innovative response to providing an efficient single large library floor on a smaller footprint site.

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CGP London / Dilston Grove

Southwest corner of Southwark Park SE16 2DD | Sun 11am-5pm. Max 200 at one time.

A former Clare College mission church, now contemporary art gallery and recently renovated, was the first concrete-poured building in England, now Grade II listed. 2010 renovation by Walter Menteth & Sherry Bates.

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City Hall

The Queen’s Walk, More London SE1 2AA
Sat 10am-6pm. City of a Thousand Architects OH Junior activity in London s Living Room 11am-3pm. Four live music sculpture performances by Samuel Bordoli in the Chamber from 1pm. Last entry 5.30pm.

Photo of City Hall by Foster & Partners Open House 2016

City Hall by Foster & Partners Open House 2016

Home of the Mayor of London and London Assembly, an environmentally-aware building with innovative spiral ramp and fine views across London. Special OHL Junior event: City of a Thousand Architects, in LondonÎs Living Room.

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Guy’s Hospital Cancer Care Centre

Great Maze Pond SE1 9RT | Sat/Sun 10am-5pm. Regular tours. Duration 45 mins.Pre-book ONLY via www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/OpenHouse_2016.

Guy's Hospital Cancer Care Centre Open House 2016

Guy’s Hospital Cancer Care Centre Open House 2016

Display of Roman artefacts unearthed on site. Last entry 4pm. Max 20 per tour. Guy’s Cancer Centre Space is maximised using zoning and stacked ‘villages’, creating a visually striking addition to the London landscape. The first hospital in Europe to locate radiotherapy treatment above ground level.

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Jerwood Space

photo of Jerwood Space Open House 2016

Jerwood Space Open House 2016

171 Union Street SE1 0LN | Sat tour at 3pm, will include information on the Orange Street School. Visitors on tour may see elements of rehearsal process. Portable loop system available for hard-of-hearing (please pre-book on 0207 654 0171). Gallery open 11am-3pm.

Former Victorian school converted in contemporary idiom (Paxton Locher Architects 1998) to provide theatre/dance rehearsal facilities, plus striking gallery alongside a caf_ and glazed courtyard (the Glasshouse – Satellite Architects 2003). New studios and meeting rooms (Munkenbeck & Partners/Elliott Wood Partners 2007) on the restored top floor (lost to wartime bombing). Sustainable features include sedum roof.

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Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

9a St Thomas Street SE1 9RY | Sun 10.30am-5pm. Access via 32-step bell tower spiral staircase. Last entry 4.45pm. Max 60 at one time.

St Thomas’ Church attic (1703) once part of old St Thomas’ Hospital, houses the Herb Garret and Britain’s only surviving 19C operating theatre.

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Sands Films Studios & Rotherhithe Picture Research Library

82 St Marychurch Street SE16 4HZ | Sat/Sun 9am-5pm. Hourly tours. Last entry 5pm.

photo of Sands Films Studios Open House

Sands Films Studios Open House

Grade II listed riparian granary built with reclaimed timbers felled in 1700s. Converted in 1970s to picture library, film studios, prop and costume workshops. Oscar-winning international costume house for film, TV, theatre, opera, ballet.

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Sea Containers House

 22 Upper Ground SE1 9PD |Sat/Sun tours at 10am, 11am, 12noon only. Duration 45 mins. Last entry 12noon. Max 10 per tour.

Sea Containers House Open House 2016

Sea Containers House Open House 2016

Conversion of the original 1970s Sea Containers building, comprising of a double-height entrance hall and home to WeWork South Bank, a community of creators spanning 5 floors.

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The Low Line

Meet: at Bankside Community Space, 18 Great Guildford Street SE1 0FD | Sat 3pm.

The Low Line (Bankside) Open House 2016

The Low Line (Bankside) Open House 2016

Guided walking tour of the low line in Bankside. Discover an emerging pedestrian walkway linking Southwark tube with London Bridge.

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The Old Mortuary

St Marychurch Street SE16 4JE | Sat/Sun 10am-5pm. Regular tours and special display of features of local history. Last entry 4pm. Max 10 per tour, max 25 at one time.

Phot of The Old Mortuary (Time and Talents) Open House

The Old Mortuary (Time and Talents) Open House

Situated in Rotherhithe Conservation Area. Retains many original features including a vaulted ceiling in Russell Hall, original doors, lantern skylight and iron girder in Varney Room (formerly post-mortem room), wooden panelling in chapel. Now community centre with local history group (Time and Talents Association).

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The View from The Shard

32 London Bridge SE1 9SG |Sat 9am/Sun 10am exclusive access for 50 guests per day via ballot only. Please follow this link to enter.

The highest accessible point of the building at Level 72, an open-air viewing gallery 800ft/244m above ground, exposed to the elements, where guests are surrounded by the shards of glass forming the pinnacle of the building.

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Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley Street SE1 2HZ
Sat/Sun 11am-4pm. Hourly-tours. No tour 1pm. Performances running throughout day, see website for further details. Last tour 4pm. Max 12 per tour.

The first professional, purpose-built theatre for young audiences in UK. Described as an asymmetric pavilion, the building has transparent elevations revealing its core, and was designed in consultation with young people. RIBA Award Winner 2006.

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Weston Street

83 & 85 Weston Street SE1 3RS
Sat 10am-4pm. Regular tours. Simon Allford (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris) on site 10am-12pm, Roger Zogolovitch (Solidspace) on site 2pm-4pm. Last entry 3.30pm. Max 15 per tour.


Eight tessellating apartments built from in-situ concrete, arranged over half levels, incorporating the Solidspace DNA, generating a double height void, with more light, volume and character. The site is under construction with completion in 2017.

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SE1, SE16 and beyond

The list of properties to visit in nearby postcodes is quite extensive. We have selected the following one as an opportunity to discover architecture and learn about the impact of environmental waste and how recycling can help us to make use of it.

Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility

  Read more about it in Open House

43 Devon Street, off Old Kent Road SE15 1AL
Sat 10am-4pm. Tours every 15 mins. No heels or open toe shoes can be worn on the tours. Standard tours for ages 7 and older; limited special tours for children under 7, provided safety equipment fits. Last tour 3.30pm. Max 20 per tour.

 

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