UWE Film Studios opens its doors to the City

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UWE Digital Media Building

UWE Film Studios opens its doors to the City

Ever wanted to see yourself star in your favourite movie? Perhaps flying through the air in a jet plane dressed up as a pilot? How about recording your own sound effects for a Western movie?

Well now’s your chance!

We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with the University of West England to open up our recently completed Bower Ashton Film Studios (also known as the Digital Media Building) as part of the annual Bristol Open Doors initiative this September. Experts from the fields of film making, animation and photography will help budding creatives of all ages glean an insight into the world of Film and TV. Austin-Smith:Lord will be sharing an insight into the design behind UWE’s newest City Campus Building alongside our project partners Arup and Gleeds as part of the ‘Bristol New Architecture’ Strand.

Drop in anytime between 10am and 4pm on the 14th or 15th of September (details here https://bristolopendoors.org.uk/events/uwe-film-studios-city-campus-bower-ashton/). There will be student-led tours every 30 minutes, and Saturday talks at 11.30am and 3pm with the design team. Learn how we collaborated with UWE’s animators and filmmakers to develop a building that unites new technology with traditional craft.

Another of our projects, Ashton Gatehouse, will also feature in Bristol Open Doors. Recently restored from a state of dereliction, the Ashton Gatehouse is the original gatehouse for Ashton Court Mansion, with a number of fascinating original features. Drop in anytime between 10am and 4pm on the 15th or 16th of September (details here https://bristolopendoors.org.uk/events/ashton-gatehouse/)


Bristol Open Doors

For one weekend a year, Bristol Open Doors gives you the keys to the city. Discover heritage spaces, forgotten places and innovative design. Opening 101 fascinating buildings and uncovering their secrets through expert-led tours, the festival celebrates the city’s architecture, heritage and design. Bristol Open Doors is brought to you by the Architecture Centre, with the support of a fantastic network of partners across the city. https://bristolopendoors.org.uk/

The Architecture Centre

The Architecture Centre is Bristol’s centre for design and creative placemaking. Founded in 1996 and based on Bristol’s Harbourside, the charity’s mission is to encourage an understanding and enjoyment of architecture, and to champion better buildings and places for everyone. https://www.architecturecentre.org.uk/