The Architecture Centre is running a series of events as part of  Bristol Open Doors to link in with the Homes for Heroes 100 programme. The centre is running Homes for Heroes 100 projects in the communities of Hillfields, Knowle West and Sea Mills.

Park Hill image_credit Hawkins Brown
(image of Park Hill estate copyright Hawkins Brown).


Bristol Open Doors, the festival of architecture, heritage and design, is celebrating the centenary of the Housing Act 1919 with events across the city that acknowledge the past, present and future of council housing. 

Outline programme

The Estate We’re In

Thursday 12 September 2019, 6.30-8pm, Arnolfini (£10 / £12)

A lively debate on the past, present and future of council housing with designer Wayne Hemmingway, journalist Kieran Yates and Councillor Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Housing. Booking details

Hillfields: Homes for Heroes 100 Walk

Saturday 14 September, starts 12pm and 2.30pm, FREE, but booking essential

Join residents of Hillfields on a tour of the architectural highlights of one of Bristol’s original council housing estates. Booking details

Make a Home for a Hero

Saturday 14 September, 2-4pm, FREE, drop-in family event

Calling all families! Come and get creative at St Pauls Library and Learning Centre by designing a model home for your very own hero.

100 Years of Knowle West Style Walk

Sunday 15 September, 2pm & 4pm, FREE, but booking essential

Explore the culture, history and stories of the Knowle West estate with local residents, artists and the Knowle West Media Centre. Booking details

Resident-Led Tours of Sea Mills

Sunday 15 September, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, but booking essential

Join Sea Mills residents on a tour of this inter-war council housing estate that was built on ‘garden city’ principles. Booking details

Look out for further announcements on the Homes for Heroes 100 Facebook page.


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