Foster + Partners is opening its doors once more as part of Open House London weekend with a series of interactive exhibitions and workshops for all ages.

Take part in unmissable workshops led by our creative teams, including 3D spirography, drawing, modelmaking, virtual reality design and painting with robots. Explore your creativity and learn more about what goes into designing buildings, neighbourhoods and cities.

Opening times
Saturday 21 September
12 noon - 5pm

Sunday 22 September
10am - 5pm 


  • Building tension
    Learn how forces of tension and compression work together to keep tall buildings standing.

  • Where in the world map
    Match the animals and buildings to the climates of the world they are adapted to, or designed for!

  • Designing spaces in VR
    Don a VR headset and design the cities of the future.

  • 3D spirography
    Learn to create mind-boggling patterns with a spirograph and help build our collaborative woven geometric sculpture.

  • Painting with robots
    Be the genius behind the machine. Get the robots to paint your next masterpiece!

  • Archi-snap!
    Use your wits and memory skills to pair the buildings with their corresponding details.

  • DIY neighbourhood
    What makes an ideal neighbourhood? Make your own folded paper buildings to add to our big neighbourhood model.

  • 3D printing
    Take home a pocket-sized building! Get a 3D-print of a Foster + Partners landmark while you wait.

  • City modelling
    What would your favourite open space be like? Add furniture, trees and people to our collective city model.

  • Spinning paint wheel
    Bring out your inner artist – spin the wheel and make a splash!

  • Giant jigsaw
    A view from the top – can you piece together these two London landmarks?

  • Urban voting booth
    Express your vision for the ideal city of the future.

  • How can our city be greener?
    Our riverside windows are your canvas – paint the city green!


21 September - 22 September 2019


Foster + Partners

Riverside, 22 Hester Road


SW11 4AN