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Hooke Park Open Day

27apr10:30 am3:30 pmHooke Park Open Day

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The open day is a chance to explore our ever-changing woodland campus, learn more about its pioneering history, and visit the latest building additions resulting from our ongoing teaching and research in timber construction. The general public, AA members, staff and prospective students are invited to a special tour of the site including buildings designed by collaborations between ABK, Frei Otto, Buro Happold and Edward Cullinan, as well as the Big Shed and Wakeford Hall. The day will also allow time to ramble through the woodland, which is well-known locally for its display of bluebells in Spring.

All are welcome, booking is recommended.

Hooke Park is the woodland campus of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and home to the AA’s postgraduate Design and Make programme, where full-scale building experiments and hands-on architectural education meet.

The 150-hectare working forest is owned and operated by the AA and contains a growing educational facility for design, workshop, construction and landscape-focused activities. Underlying these activities is the opportunity to develop a critical and contemporary, rural focused discourse – foregrounding the challenges of climate change. Today the campus presents a 30-year history of experimental timber construction.

Ticket types –

Free ticket – you must arrange your own travel to Hooke Park and will have the option to join a tour of the site at either 11.30am or 1.30pm.

£15 ticket – this ticket is only for AA Members and includes a light lunch and afternoon refreshments in Hooke Park

£75 ticket – this ticket includes return train fare from London Waterloo to Crewkerne, return transport from the train station to Hooke, a guided tour of the buildings and woodland a light lunch and afternoon refreshments.


Tours will take place at 11.30am and 1.30pm





(Saturday) 10:30 am - 3:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


Hooke Park

Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3PH

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