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Footprint's pick of what to see at Open House

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Open House London is taking place this weekend (21-22 September) - take the chance to experience first-hand many of London’s green buildings

Here are Footprint’s pick of the green projects to see at Open House London this weekend.

Angel Building

Angel Building, AHMMClick on the image to see the Angel Building in the AJ Buildings Library

Architect AHMM
Where 407 St John Street, EC1V 4AB
Opening Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 1-5pm

This 2011 Stirling Prize shortlisted building reinvented a 1980s office block. AHMM reused the existing concrete frame, creating a striking atrium and wrapping it in a highly efficient glazed façade.

Bennetts Associates


Architect Bennetts Associates with Baynes & Mitchell
Where 1 Rawstone Place, EC1V 7NL
Opening Saturday 10am – 5pm

Bennetts Architects are opening up their offices, a conversion of redundant industrial buildings and an 18th-century barn. They will be showcasing a range of recent projects.

City of Westminster College

SHLClick on the image to see the City of Westminster College in the AJ Buildings Library

Architect Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Where Paddington Green Campus, W2 1NB
Opening Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm

This seven-story college completed in 2010 has a number of green features including an ETFE roof, solar shading, green roofs, and rainwater harvesting.

Gap House

Gap House Pitman TozerClick on the image to see the Gap House in the AJ Buildings Library

Architect Pitman Tozer Architects
Where 28D Monmouth Road, W2 4UT
Opening Sunday 10am – 12noon

This narrow infill house, won the RIBA Manser Medal in 2009. The building fits snugly between two listed buildings in the conservation area.

Mildmay Community Centre

Bere Architects' Mayville Community CentreClick on the image to see the Mildmay Community Centre in the AJ Buildings Library

Architect bere:architects
Where Woodville Road, N16 8NA
Opening Saturday 11am – 4pm

This community centre was one of the first retrofit projects to achieve Passivhaus certification in the UK.

The Crystal

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Architect Wilkinson Eyre
Where One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, E16 1GB
Opening Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm

This high-profile £30 million sustainability centre features exhibition spaces, conference facilities and a technology and innovation centre for Siemens.

The Hub – Regent’s Park Sports Pavilion

David Morley The Hub

Architect David Morley Architects
Where Regent’s Park, Outer Circle, NW1 5HA
Opening Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 5pm

This circular building is sat in the landscape with 90 per cent submerged beneath a sloping grass mound.

This is just a small selection of the many projects to see during Open House. A full list of buildings open during the weekend can be found, here.

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