Competition design for additional office and library space for the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, entitled 'The Travelling RIBA Show': section and perspective showing a balloon airship containing RIBA staff and entertainment spaces

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RIBApix ref no RIBA36237
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1981
Image Date1981
Library ReferencePA927/2(17)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This design (by 'Zara Thustra') proposes additional RIBA meeting rooms, library stores, architectural workships, exhibition and entertainment spaces housed within an airship-like balloon. The airship is shown both tethered to the RIBA's existing building at 66 Portland Place, London (designed by George Grey Wornum in 1934) and travelling above the City of London taking 'architecture to the people'.

Subject tags

societies' buildings, Energy conservation, fantastic architecture, airships