RIBA celebrates ’The Brits Who Built The Modern World’ at its new London exhibition space
Launched in conjunction with a three-part documentary of the same name on the BBC, the new exhibition at the RIBA entitled ’The Brits Who Built The Modern World’ celebrates the generation of British architects who launched the High-tech architectural movement in the 20th century. The show is presented through a wealth of drawings, models, photographs and videos in the sleek and streamlined addition to the RIBA’s display halls on the ground floor, designed by award-winning London practice Carmody Groarke.
These architects - born within five years of each other in the 1930s - played a critical role in defining today’s British architecture and contributing immensely to its current international success. Through a series of landmark buildings across a globe, the group became protagonists in the High-tech movement, whose industrial nature came as a response to Modernism’s dominant concrete at the time.