RIBA Award winners across London open their doors in this year’s 25th outing of Open House, featuring old favourites (BT Tower, 30 St Mary Axe, The Shard), new additions including amoveable kitchen and interiors made of clay, plus walks, talks and cycle rides
Words by Emily Martin
Now in its 25th year, Open House will feature winners of the RIBA London Award from across the city, ranging from GRID Architects’ Vantage Point with its panoramic views from the top, to hard-to-find Coffey Architects’ Hidden House and Birds Portchmouth Russum’s quirky self build at 6 Wood Lane.
Also new to this year’s programme is a moveable kitchen in Wood Green, interiors made from clay, and an unusual .lat in the apse of a Victorian church, among the 800 or so buildings opening their doors across London.
Firm favourites – BT Tower, The Shard, Tower 42, and 30 St Mary Axe – will also be back this year while nearly 80 projects from the Landscape Institute will also feature, plus a programme of walks, engineering and landscape tours, cycle rides and talks from experts.