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Stockwell Street Tours: Open House

Open House 2020  Saturday 19 September  & Sunday 20 September 2020:

 

We are sorry, but this tour is now fully booked. 

We do not have a waiting list for these tours, however spaces may become available on the day if people do not show up. In this case, places will be allocated at the check in point on a first come, first served basis, and we will only be able to allocate spaces up to the limit of 5 per tour.

 

Check in point is entrance to Building 10, 10 Stockwell Street, University of Greenwich, London SE10 9BDPlease aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before your tour start time. Tour guides will leave promptly.

(Tickets are free & are bookable online until 5pm Wednesday 16th September, any remaining tickets will be available only in person on the day of the tours from the check in point. Tours are run hourly between 11am until 3pm with last tour leaving at 2pm)

 

 

Open University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street 

Heneghan Peng Architects, 2014 

Background 

Stockwell Street, Greenwich SE10 9BD 

The University’s new library and academic building, which was designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, is located along an approach from Greenwich Town Centre to Greenwich Park within the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The building is home to the University’s main research and study library as well as several academic Departments including the Department of Architecture and Landscape and the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts. 

The Site 

The site sits within an urban fabric of terraced building which suggested to the architects a fine-grained approach. The urban grain is drawn across the site, its dimensions related to natural light penetration, air movement and scale. The grain of narrow and wide bands structure the site and streetscape: narrow bands contain courtyards, service and cores, wide bands provide the teaching and learning spaces. 

The library is located to the north, establishing a connection to the main university campus in the Old Royal Naval College. Café, exhibition and retail spaces line Stockwell Street whilst at the corner, opposite Hawksmoor’s St Alfege Church, a slight setback creates a threshold, an entrance to the building and a pause in the street from which to turn with the church as its focus. 

The Building 

One of the building’s extraordinary and significant features is the landscaped roof. With fourteen interlinked terraces and covering an area of about twelve tennis courts, the roof is probably Europe’s largest teaching and learning green roof. 

By providing specialist research environments, such as dedicated facilities for the study of algae and aquaponics, and sophisticated, bio-diverse learning spaces the roofs become an integral part of the academic conversation. 

Within, the studio space is designed as the heart of the academic building occupying the entire first floor. Seminar rooms overlook the studio forming part of its environment, creating an educational space of production and discussion. 

The building has the dual role of embedding itself as a piece of urban fabric to the south while making itself recognisable as a civic entity to the north. Its expression shifts in response to its context, appearing from Nevada Street as a series of tightly packed volumes which blend into the streetscape; as one rounds the corner this fabric begins begin to pull apart, revealing the activity within and establishing the university’s presence within the town as a space of academic excellence and urban connectivity. 

 

Please note Open House tickets are not valid to enter the Painted Hall.

If you do not have a valid 12month Adult ticket to the Painted Hall, shortly after booking your Open House tour tickets you will be emailed our exclusive offer discount code to Buy one Adult ticket* and get the second adult ticket half price

*We cannot refund tickets that have already been purchased.

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Open House 2020  Saturday 19 September  & Sunday 20 September 2020:

 

We are sorry, but this tour is now fully booked. 

We do not have a waiting list for these tours, however spaces may become available on the day if people do not show up. In this case, places will be allocated at the check in point on a first come, first served basis, and we will only be able to allocate spaces up to the limit of 5 per tour.

 

Check in point is entrance to Building 10, 10 Stockwell Street, University of Greenwich, London SE10 9BDPlease aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before your tour start time. Tour guides will leave promptly.

(Tickets are free & are bookable online until 5pm Wednesday 16th September, any remaining tickets will be available only in person on the day of the tours from the check in point. Tours are run hourly between 11am until 3pm with last tour leaving at 2pm)

 

 

Open University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street 

Heneghan Peng Architects, 2014 

Background 

Stockwell Street, Greenwich SE10 9BD 

The University’s new library and academic building, which was designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, is located along an approach from Greenwich Town Centre to Greenwich Park within the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The building is home to the University’s main research and study library as well as several academic Departments including the Department of Architecture and Landscape and the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts. 

The Site 

The site sits within an urban fabric of terraced building which suggested to the architects a fine-grained approach. The urban grain is drawn across the site, its dimensions related to natural light penetration, air movement and scale. The grain of narrow and wide bands structure the site and streetscape: narrow bands contain courtyards, service and cores, wide bands provide the teaching and learning spaces. 

The library is located to the north, establishing a connection to the main university campus in the Old Royal Naval College. Café, exhibition and retail spaces line Stockwell Street whilst at the corner, opposite Hawksmoor’s St Alfege Church, a slight setback creates a threshold, an entrance to the building and a pause in the street from which to turn with the church as its focus. 

The Building 

One of the building’s extraordinary and significant features is the landscaped roof. With fourteen interlinked terraces and covering an area of about twelve tennis courts, the roof is probably Europe’s largest teaching and learning green roof. 

By providing specialist research environments, such as dedicated facilities for the study of algae and aquaponics, and sophisticated, bio-diverse learning spaces the roofs become an integral part of the academic conversation. 

Within, the studio space is designed as the heart of the academic building occupying the entire first floor. Seminar rooms overlook the studio forming part of its environment, creating an educational space of production and discussion. 

The building has the dual role of embedding itself as a piece of urban fabric to the south while making itself recognisable as a civic entity to the north. Its expression shifts in response to its context, appearing from Nevada Street as a series of tightly packed volumes which blend into the streetscape; as one rounds the corner this fabric begins begin to pull apart, revealing the activity within and establishing the university’s presence within the town as a space of academic excellence and urban connectivity. 

 

Please note Open House tickets are not valid to enter the Painted Hall.

If you do not have a valid 12month Adult ticket to the Painted Hall, shortly after booking your Open House tour tickets you will be emailed our exclusive offer discount code to Buy one Adult ticket* and get the second adult ticket half price

*We cannot refund tickets that have already been purchased.