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Westminster’s acclaimed Architecture and Interiors exhibition OPEN 2017 to launch

Architecture and Interiors 7 June 2017

Open 2016 exhibition

The University of Westminster’s end-of-year student exhibition, OPEN 2017, will launch on Thursday 15 June (18:00 – 21:30), as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017. David Dernie, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at Westminster, will open the exhibition.

The annual celebration showcases the emerging talent of students from the University of Westminster’s Architecture BA Honours, Interior Architecture BA Honours, Designing Architecture BA, Architectural Technology BSc Honours, and Architecture (MArch) (RIBA Pt II) and Architecture MA courses.

The OPEN 2017 exhibition will include students’ work from first year to graduation, including architecture drawings, models and fabrications, ranging from the handmade to virtual realities, and from small-scale to full-size.

Themes explored by exhibiting students will include 'Home Acts', 'Housings' and 'Manifesto'.  Attendees will also get a chance to see the acclaimed restored Marylebone studios as well as the state-of-the-art digital fabrication laboratory, the Fabrication Laboratory Westminster.

Harry Charrington, Head of Architecture at the University of Westminster, said: “OPEN is a vital celebration of our students’ work. It is being held in our beautiful Architecture studios, giving us the opportunity to fully show off the extraordinary imagination, care and craft involved in the projects.”

Learning Platform Exhibits

Open in parallel on the ground floor Learning Platform is the University of Westminster’s International Design Competition (South Asia) and Latitudes Studio Exhibition.  

The exhibitions address the brief of ‘A Collective Challenge to Transform 100 Public Spaces’ and have been set up in collaboration with the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA India) and Massive Small UK. 

We also present ‘Light and Flight’, an interactive installation including drawings and models, exploring the notion of memory.

The OPEN 2017 exhibitions will be open to the public from 9am to 9pm every day between Friday 16 June and Sunday 2 July at the University of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS.

The University of Westminster is one of the UK's leading centres for the study of Architecture and the Built Environment inspiring more than 2,000 students at its teaching base at Marylebone, in central London. The Faculty aims to explore the core subject areas that address the future shape of our cities and encourage the dynamic thinking that makes our courses the envy of others.

Learn more about the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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