Event | dhk opened its doors as part of Open Studios CBD

Event | dhk opened its doors as part of Open Studios CBD

Open Studios returned to Cape Town once again. Having taken place on Wednesday and Thursday, 23 and 24 October 2019, architecture studios across the city opened their doors to the public.

Following a highly successful event last year, a record number of studios and attendees took part than ever before. The event encourages engagement with architecture by providing the opportunity to see inside the distinguished architectural studios in Cape Town.

The participating studios opened from 17h00 to 20h00, with each studio curating their own event. As a result, guests engaged with notable built work displayed including architectural models, drawings, photographs, films and virtual reality. 

Open Studios takes place in two designated hubs, CBD and East/Woodstock, with studios nearby grouped together. This subsequently allows visitors to walk between them and visit several locations in one night.

The overall atmosphere is informative and festive as visitors chat to architects, urban designers and interior designers about their work and socialise with other design-savvy guests. Now in its seventh year, the unique event was not to be missed. The full programme is available on

In conclusion, Open Studios is a Cape Institute for Architecture initiative and forms part of Open Design Afrika Festival from 23-27 October. For more details on the ODA Festival Programme visit