Ever wanted to find out more about some of Bristol’s best buildings? Bristol Opening Doors invites you to enter a virtual world, making the interiors and stories of key buildings across the city more accessible through a website, app and printed walking trail.

Featuring examples from Bristol’s most historic to its most contemporary buildings, Bristol Opening Doors presents a true cultural collection for everyone to learn about, experience, and enjoy.

Bristol Opening Doors was developed by The Architecture Centre and funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund with additional support from the Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust, Bristol City Council and the Drake Trust.

Project aims
• Develop a lifelong learning resource for the public
• Extend the reach and accessibility of Bristol Doors Open Day
• Reveal 20th century buildings as part of Bristol’s heritage
• Gather social history and community memories of Bristol’s buildings
• Develop teaching and learning resources and for schools
• Increase community involvement with Bristol’s built environment
• Develop a group of interested volunteers

Development partners
Website and logo design: Positive
App development: Calvium
Printed trail leaflet: Ralph Media
Photography (buildings featured on app): Frances Gard
Illustration: Naomi Hocking
Film and audio: Caitlin Kennedy, Knowle West Media Centre
Architectural historian: Andy Foyle
Copywriter: Ann Kay

The Architecture Centre would like to thank the following volunteers for their contribution to the project: Kate Howard, Helen Grainger, Christine Lambert, Rhian Jarman, Rob Harding, Amy Hancock- Martin, Esther Mars, Dean Smart, Ligia Farrow, Jonathan Brassington, Wendy Tomlinson and Niyla Javiad.

The Architecture Centre would like to thank the following people for their contribution to the project: Alastair Brook, Penny Mellor, Nichola Tasker, Craig Bennett, Dr Peter Wilde, Graham Brant, Justin Hoye, Liz Matthews, Rev. D. Tucker, Alastair Brook, Stuart Kotchie, Mark Osborne, Andrew Stocker, Vanessa Stevenson, Dave Skelhorne, Matthew Tosh, Rob Harding, Bristol Records Office, Fotohaus and Paul Riddle.

Architecture Centre Project Team
Amy Harrison – Education Manager
Marie Sellars – Project Manager (Maternity cover August 2011- April 2012)

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