2nd September 2004

London Open House - 18 September 10am to 5pm

Following the success of previous Open Houses, Foster and Partners will open their Battersea studio to the public once again. This is an opportunity to visit one of the worlds pre-eminent architectural practices, which has been responsible for many instantly recognisable buildings, including the new Swiss Re Headquarters, the Great Court for the British Museum, the Millennium Bridge in London, the new German Parliament at the Reichstag, Berlin and the HSBC Headquarters in Hong Kong.

Completed in 1990, the open sixty-metre double-height main space allows everyone, visitors and architects alike, to be immersed in the creative process and each staff member, regardless of their position, has a workspace at one of the long workbenches and a view of the Thames and Battersea and Albert bridges.

Open House London is an annual celebration of the capitals architecture. It takes place during the weekend of 18-19 September, when almost 500 buildings, many of which are normally closed, are opened to the public. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the richness of Londons architectural heritage.

Entry is to the mezzanine floor with views over the 60-metre single space studio. No need to book, just turn up between these hours where several of our most recent projects will also be on display.

Riverside Three
22 Hester Road
SW11 4AN
Telephone: 020 7738 0455

Jo Cutts

This year 7 Foster-designed buildings in London are opening their doors to the public for London Open House 2004 on the weekend of September 18-19. These are:

  • 30 St Mary Axe
  • Tower Place
  • ASPIRE National Training Centre
  • City Gate House &50 Finsbury Square
  • More London Ernst and Young HQ
  • HM Treasury
  • Wembley Stadium - Multiplex Offices at Elvin House which overlooks construction site


For further details regarding the opening hours of these buildings please visit www.londonopenhouse.org