Open House Festival


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The Good Growth Collection

A selection of projects supported by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s £75 million investment programme in London’s communities, creating jobs and opportunities for young Londoners, enhancing public spaces, supporting London’s cultural and creative sector and creating a more inclusive city.

Guided tour

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning


We will be offering tours of this RIBA and AJ Retrofit award winning building. The architect will be on hand to discuss the design and construction process. We will also run curator led tours of the exhibition in our gallery spaces. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Carver Haggard Architects, 2021

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A House for Artists

event, community/cultural, residence

A House for Artists is an ambitious project, designed to provide affordable, sustainable housing for artists, who will offer long-term civic and cultural engagement for communities in Barking Town Centre. Drop in to the creative workshop. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Apparata, 2020

Drop in / Guided tour

Barking & Dagenham - regeneration trail


Barking and Dagenham has become the blueprint for urban regeneration. Starting at Industria, - the UK’s first multi-storey light industrial development - and finishing at A House for Artists, this self-guided trail gives visitors the opportunity to experience the transformation of the borough. These projects are supported by the Mayor of London.

Haworth Tompkins, 2023

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Bloqs is the UK's first open-access factory providing flexible and affordable access to industrial machinery, workshops and training with cafe / exhibition space and events venue. Winner of 3 architectural awards in 2023 from RIBA and AJ. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

5th Studio, 2021

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Forma HQ & Peveril Gardens

mixed use, garden, public realm/landscape, community/cultural, walk/tour

A garden atop a former parking structure at the base of Peveril House. It sits on top of artists studios, also refurbished using minimal interventions by architects Sanchez Benton. Shortlisted for the Open City Stewardship Awards 2021. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Sanchez Benton, 2020

Awards ceremony / Drop in

Good Growth in Angel Edmonton


Welcoming visitors to Angel Edmonton to explore a number of newly developed places and spaces that are helping steward the area through significant change. Delivered by Enfield Council with support from the Mayor of London.

Jan Kattein + Fisher Cheng, 2023

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Holborn House


A redevelopment of Holborn’s community centre improving and increasing facilities - the space has been designed by Stirling prize nominated 6a architects and includes a public artwork for the building, created by artist Cargh Thuring. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

6a Architects, 2021

Drop in / Guided tour

Lea Bridge Library


Studio Weave were commissioned to design an extension to the Grade-II listed Lea Bridge Library in East London, adding a cafe and adaptable community space – to deliver a revived civic heart for the Borough of Waltham Forest. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.


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Mission Kitchen


Mission Kitchen is a shared workspace for London's independent food businesses. It supports a community of more than 100 food and drink entrepreneurs. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Architecture 00, 2020

Guided tour

National Youth Theatre


Public Tours tours by Architect's DSDHA and the team at National Youth Theatre of the NYT's recently redeveloped RIBA-award-winning building, which created the UK's first theatre dedicated to staging work created by young people. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

DSDHA, 2021

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Nourish Hub


The Nourish Hub turned a vacant post-office into community space where learning about healthy eating and cooking food is used to connect diverse cultures, teach meaningful skills and bring people together. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

RCKa, 2021

Drop in / Guided tour

The Africa Centre


A 1960s former office block that has been transformed into a vibrant cultural hub showcasing the best of contemporary African culture and heritage. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Freehaus Design, 2019

Guided tour / Workshop

The Blue Market - Made in Bermondsey

mixed use

Following three years of research and development, the ‘Made in Bermondsey’ people powered regeneration project was created and driven by passionate local community partners who truly care about the place where they live or their business. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Assemble + Hayatsu Architects, 2021