The School of Architecture + Cities launched their virtual OPEN 2021 exhibition on Thursday 17 June to celebrate the work of Westminster’s Architecture and Interiors students, with a keynote speech from British architect Sunand Prasad.

Promotional poster for OPEN 2021

Following on from the successful OPEN 2020 and MORE 2020 virtual exhibitions, OPEN 2021 has launched online as an exhibition of projects that showcase the array of design approaches of students from the School of Architecture + Cities. The exhibition features work from students graduating from the Architecture BA, Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA, Interior Architecture BA, Architectural Technology BSc, Master of Architecture (RIBA Pt II) and Architecture and Environmental Design MSc courses.

This year, OPEN features the works of more than 750 students, drawing on the vast body of developmental and finished work imagined and realised over the course of the last academic year. It has transformed student work into digital assets, creating an extraordinary display of new architecture and a compelling visitor experience.

The opening night of the virtual exhibition began with a welcome address from Professor Harry Charrington, Head of the School of Architecture + Cities, which was followed by a keynote speech from British architect and senior partner of architecture practice ‘Penoyre & Prasad’, Sunand Prasad. Visitors were then invited to enter the online exhibition space, which will be available for viewing until 30 September.

Talking about the event, Professor Harry Charrington said: “OPEN 2021 is an easily navigable, elegant, exhibition that makes the work of our individual students and courses available to the boundless online world. OPEN 2021 showcases the generous, critical, creativity that we need more than ever if we are, to coin a phrase, to ‘build back better’. I am delighted to welcome Sunand Prasad, a role model and inspiration for architects and students, to open the show.” 

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Watch the OPEN 2021 video and view the catalogue.

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