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The Brits Who Built The Modern World Season is a major programme of exhibitions and events organised by the RIBA. Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models it tells the fascinating story of why and how British architecture developed globally from 1750 to the present. This season of exhibitions and events is inspired by the BBC documentary series The Brits Who Built The Modern World

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THE BRITS SEASON

13 February - 
27 May 2014

The Brits Who Built The Modern World, 1950-2012


13 February - 27 May 2014
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm  
Free entry

Launching the new architecture gallery, The Brits Who Built The Modern World, 1950-2012 tells the fascinating global story of how British architecture underwent a transformation in the post-war years to become world-leading in the second half of the 20th century. From Beijing to New York, airports to museums, Foster to Rogers, this era of vast change saw a generation of British architects redefining the world’s cities and creating extraordinary buildings that put British architecture back on the world map. The exhibition charts what was created and where, revealing the buildings, their designers, influences and the style they inspired. It explores the reasons behind this global success story through over 190 photographs, drawings, models and other material, taken from RIBA's incredible collections and key architectural practices.


You can now order the book to accompany the Brits Who Built the Modern World series from RIBA Bookshops.

New British Works – today and tomorrow


13 February - 27 May 2014
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm  
Free entry

New British Works reveals the enormous wealth of British-based creativity being exported around the world today. Featuring new and soon to be completed international projects by British-based practices – both large and small – this exhibition looks at what UK architecture looks like around the world today and tomorrow. With guest contributions from a range of experts and commentators, it also proposes the things that have made the British ‘melting pot’ such a potent force.

Empire Builders: 1750-1950


30 November 2013 – 15 June 2014
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Free entry

Empire Builders explores the origins of British architectural influence. Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models it examines where, why and how British architects built internationally, both inside and outside the Empire.

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