Now in its sixth year, Open Studios returns to Cape Town once again, 3-4 December. The event sees architecture practices across the city opening their doors to the public, inviting people inside the architectural studios responsible for shaping the buildings and city of Cape Town.
Open Studios gives visitors the opportunity to meet the architects behind the projects and to see the diverse creative spaces in which design takes place. This year’s event will focus on two main hubs: the CBD and East City. The participating studios will open after hours and guests will be able to chat to architects about their work and process of design.
Each studio will offer their own curated display of work, including current and future projects, presentations, architectural models and animations. Studios that are walking distance are grouped together, meaning visitors can visit several locations in one night.
Architecture studios taking part include:
- dhk Architects
- Fabian and Make Architects
- GAPP Architects, Urban Designers
- Jenny Mills Architecture
- Meyer & Associates
- Peerutin Architects
- SAOTA, ARCC, Tenebris Lab, Okha
- SSH Design
- Team Architects
- VDMMA at The Architect Gallery
- Wolff Architects
The full programme is available at www.openstudios.co.za.
Open Studios is a joint initiative by the South African Institute for Architecture (SAIA) and the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIFA). The programme this year forms part of a broader week of architectural celebrations in Cape Town including the Cape Institute for Architecture’s annual street party, First Thursdays and the SAIA Honours Awards and Presidential Inauguration.