The London Open House Festival–a celebration of London’s architecture, neighbourhoods and housing–runs from Thursday 8th to Wednesday 21st September, and includes two of Penoyre & Prasad’s award-winning buildings; UCL Pearl and 373 Euston Road – Birkbeck, University of London.

UCL PEARL is a first-of-its-kind research lab to simulate the urban environment, with the goal of improving urban design for a more accessible and sustainable future. Project leader Ian Goodfellow will join the UCL team to give architecture tours of the building – UCL’s first net-zero carbon in-use building. Visitors will be shown around the building in groups to explain what the building is, how it works, what happens in it, and why it was needed.

Yew Tree Avenue, RM10 7FN | Bus route: 103 & close to Dagenham East station. Book here.

373 Euston Road – Birkbeck, University of London is a refurbishment and roof extension of a 7-storey building. It accommodates a 180-person lecture theatre, high-quality classrooms, as well as formal and informal co-learning spaces.

373 Euston Road, NW1 3AR | close to Euston Station and Great Portland Street tube. Book here.

The London Open House Festival is one of many programmes managed by Open City, a charity dedicated to making London and its architecture more open, accessible and equitable. Open City engage all citizens, particularly from under-represented backgrounds, in architecture and city-making.