Open House 2019
London 21 &22 September 2019
Open House London, the world’s largest architectural showcase will take place 21 & 22 September. And for the third year in a row, every London borough is participating. Over 800 buildings will open their doors to the public across the two-day festival, alongside a programme of neighbourhood walks and architect-led tours – with everything free to attend. And with this year’s festival theme of ‘social’ Open House is exploring what it means to live together in cities today.
HIGHLIGHTS IN CAMDEN:
Goldfinger's unique Modernist home, largely in original condition. Designed for flexibility, efficient use of space and good day-lighting. Complete with fittings and furniture designed by Goldfinger and an impressive modern art collection.
Join Head of Project, Adam Richards for a tour of the proposed Camden Highline park connecting Camden Town to King’s Cross.
The estate is among the most ambitious social housing schemes of its time and was listed Grade II* in 1993. Open House visits to the estate will focus on recent community initiatives to restore and reuse various areas for local benefit.
(c) Peter Chadwick
Gain insight into the complex design behind King’s Cross’ re-imagined Victorian industrial buildings, and learn how Victorian craftsmanship together with complex engineering led to a sculptural ‘kissing point’ between the buildings.
Conceived for renowned physicist and engineer Max Fordham, this all-electric house is designed to be tested without any heating due to the Passive House approach, novel insulated shutters and heat pump technology. Winner of two RIBA awards.
(c) Tim Crocker
The Old Hampstead Town Hall is a restored Grade II listed building of three architectural styles: Victorian Italianate (1877), Edwardian (1910) and a striking 20C extension. The grounds contain air raid shelters used during WWII.
Built during the golden era of Camden public housing by an architect who studied with Ernő Goldfinger and worked with Denys Lasdun.