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Architecture Walking Tours

Architectural Walks – for groups only – city guides to suit all

Architecture Walking Tours

Book your guide with Isabelle Lomholt on +44 1620 825722 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

e-architect have been doing guided architecture walking tours for groups since 2000.

Architecture Tours

Architectural Walking Tours – Which Cities?

We have architectural tour guides in most major cities across the world.

Architecture Tours – Cities listed by Continent
We have so many Architecture Tour pages – for 81 cities – we can’t link them all from this page!
Please check for your desired city by continent:

Architecture Tours Europe

Architecture Tours Asia

Architecture Tours America

Porto Architectural Walking Tour reference from MSMR Architects, “thank you for giving us such a wonderful tour. The both of you were fountains of knowledge and my colleagues had nothing but positive things to say!”
Porto Architecture Walking Tour

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To see all listed projects on a single map please follow see global map.

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Architectural Tours by Country

Our sister site focuses on building tours arranged by country rather than by city:

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Apple Orchard Road Singapore building design by architects office Foster + Partners:
Apple Orchard Road
photo courtesy of architects

Recent Architecture Tour Additions

Please note: if a city isn’t included don’t worry, contact us in good time and we can try to assist you on your architectural trip.

Melbourne Architecture Walking Tours, Australia
Flinders Street Station Melbourne
image by architects

Brussels Architecture Tours, Belgium
Le Toison Dor Brussels Building
photography © Hufton+Crow © Eva Bloem
e-architect now offer city walks for groups in this Northern European city, our 77th across the globe.

Reykjavik Walking Tours, Iceland
Harpa Reykjavik Building
photo Courtesy of Harpa © Hörður Sveinsson
The capital is home to Harpa – Icelandic Concert & Conference Centre designed by Henning Larsen Architects with artist Olafur Eliasson, a colourful building in this cold northern country.

Abu Dhabi Architectural Tours, UAE
Abu Dhabi Architecture Tour - Ferrari World Building
photo from architects
Key structures to see are Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Capital Gate building, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Masdar Institute Campus and the Etihad Towers. Famous architects to design buildings in the city include Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Tadao Ando. Due to the heat, like Dubai, tours tend to be done with transport.

Dubai Architecture Tour, UAE
Wave Tower Dubai Building
picture from architects
The emirate located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf is known for its skyscrapers. Key architecture to visit include the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa tower, the iconic waterfront hotel Burj al Arab, and the unusual 0-14 tower building.

Buenos Aires Building Tours, Argentina, South America
Buenos Aires Architecture
photo : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
The capital of Argentina is the most visited city in South America (ahead of Rio de Janeiro). Often referred to as the ‘Paris of South America’ the city is a top tourist destination, with European-style architecture.

Bangkok Architectural Tour, Thailand
Central Embassy in Bangkok
photograph © Hufton Crow
This South-east Asia city is in the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, bordered to the north by Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Oxford Architecture Walking Tour, England, by experienced building guides – can be combined with Cambridge and London visits.

Toronto Architecture Tours, Canada
Ryerson Image Centre Building
photo © Tom Arban Photography Inc.
Major buildings in this city include the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ryerson Image Centre Toronto. Architects who have designs built in the city include Daniel Libeskind, Snøhetta and Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Rio de Janeiro Architectural Tour, Brazil, South America
Rio de Janeiro Architecture by Oscar Niemeyer Architect
photo © Marcela Grassi
Celebrated buildings to be visited include the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, the Ministry of Education building by celebrated architects Le Corbusier / Oscar Niemeyer and the Oscar Niemeyer Popular Theatre. Significant building designers with buildings in the city include architect Richard Meier and architect Christian de Portzamparc.

San Francisco Building Tours, California, USA
Salesforce Transit Center Building
image courtesy of architects
Important buildings include the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the V. C. Morris Gift Shop by FLW, the de Young Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Federal Building. Leading architects with buildings in the city include Frank Lloyd Wright, Mario Botta, Herzog & de Meuron, Snøhetta, Daniel Libeskind, Morphosis Architecture and Foster + Partners.

St Petersburg Architectural Tour, Russia
St. Petersburg Architecture
photo from architect
St Petersburg is a historical city called the ‘Venice of the North’. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Key buildings in the city which can be visited on our architecture tours include the new Mariinsky Theatre, Dance Palace and the Hermitage Museum. Major architects with buildings in the city include UNStudio, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw and Philippe Starck.

Venice Architecture Tours, Italy
Venice Architecture
image © Adrian Welch
Venice has 270,000 inhabitants, but the city feels small partly due to the high density. Significant Venetian buildings include the the St Mark’s Basilica on Piazza San Marco, La Fenice and the Ca’ d’Oro. A key new structure is the Quarto Ponte sul Canal Grande – a bridge over the Grand Canal by architect / engineer Santiago Calatrava. Key architects with buildings in the city include Richard Meier and Rem Koolhaas’ OMA.

Sydney Architectural Tours, Australia
Sydney Architecture Tour
image : John Gollings courtesy by FJMT
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia with a population of around 4.6 million. The most significant building has to be the Sydney Opera House, designed by A Danish architect! Famous architects with buildings completed in the city include Jorn Utzon, Foster + Partners, OMA and BVN Architecture.

Architectural Tour References

Architectural Tour References
Architectural Walking Tour References – selected comments on our guides below:

– Budapest Reference
Repeat booking: “you have done a great job with your very professional attitude. You were very fast to understand and feel our “wishes and speed” and you did it in a very flexible way….you a have a big knowledge concerning the planning and architecture…”

– Barcelona Reference
We “continue to talk about the trip…Our trip was better than we could have ever expected….”

– Istanbul Reference
The guide “had good knowledge of the projects and the city in general, and gave us extensive and interesting information. She has a very pleasant personality…”

Architecture Walks – How does it Work?

Introduction

e-architect has been operating Architecture Walking Tours since 2000.

Singapore Architecture Tours
photo © Craig Sheppard

Adrian Welch and Isabelle Lomholt – directors of e-architect – both trained as architects. We realised some cities only had architecture tour guides that focused on the historical buildings. Over the years we’ve discovered thousands of people who wished to tour key contemporary buildings, within the historic context.

e-architect operate both architectural walking tours and architectural bus tours. Our guides all have an architectural background and many of them are also architects. We have a suggested itinerary for each city but many Clients request a tailored walking tour. Please consider how much time you need for your visit and your preferred mode of transport – some building tours work well by bicycle or bus, but typically walking is preferred.

We are more than happy to accommodate your needs and interests for your trip.

Walking Tours

Architectural Tours can focus on contemporary buildings or on traditional buildings, or a mix of both. They can introduce the city’s main buildings or it can be based on your group’s interests. For some cities we can also arrange visits by bus.

e-architect have set programmes that aim to show the key buildings in a city. The walking tour can be tailored if sufficient notice is provided. For example a group of architects interested in social housing or new office buildings could be advised, therefore allowing a programme to be agreed prior to their visit.

Architectural Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour:
+44 (0) 1620 825722 / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)e-architect.co.uk

e-architect are expanding our tour coverage and are interested to hear both from aspiring architectural guides and those interested in arranging a city tour.




Architectural News

Architectural Offices

We have numerous positive referrals for walking tours in a range of cities, please contact Isabelle for details. Typically our tours are for groups of architects from a specific design studio or from a certain architectural association or institution. We have arranged visits for individuals and couples but please note our prices are not per person. Our architecture tour guides are paid by the hour so the more people on the tour the lower the individual price if paying jointly (most tours are paid by the office, association or institution).

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