Exhibitions


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The Brits Who Built The Modern World, 1950-2012

13 February - 27 May 2014
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London 
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.



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New British Works – today and tomorrow

13 February - 27 May 2014
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
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.

 

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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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The Brits Who Built The Modern World accompanies the season in examining the work of a definitive generation of architects - Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw, Terry Farrell, Michael Hopkins - and other key players, and charts the projects and influences that put British architecture back on the world map. Pre-order your copy here

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