About the Event
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.
Saturday 21 September
12 noon - 5pm
Sunday 22 September
10am - 5pm
*Treehouse drawing workshop*
Learn to draw your dream treehouse on an iPad with our team of fantastic artists. Devices will be provided.
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.
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!
Use your wits and memory skills to pair the buildings with their corresponding details.
What makes an ideal neighbourhood? Make your own folded paper buildings to add to our big neighbourhood model.
Take home a pocket-sized building! Get a 3D-print of a Foster + Partners landmark while you wait.
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!
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!
Foster + Partners is a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design, all rooted in sustainability and founded by Norman Foster in 1967. Since then, he and the team around him have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation. With offices across the globe, we work as a single studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse.