The Brits Who Built the Modern World


Sketch for Reichstag, Norman Foster.

Exhibition to launch London's new Architecture Gallery
Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw, Michael and Patty Hopkins and Terry Farrell have designed many of the world’s landmark buildings, from the Reichstag in Berlin to the Pompidou Centre in Paris and The Peak in Hong Kong. What unites these six architects is that they left European modernism behind and became protagonists of the next movement in architecture, known as ‘high-tech’ or ‘industrial style’.  In February 2014 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will open a brand new gallery at its Art Deco headquarters in central London. The opening exhibition, The Brits Who Built the Modern World, will tell the story of how a single generation of exceptional architects gave 21st Century British architecture an unrivalled reputation around the world.  The exhibition is part of a season of exhibitions and events inspired by the BBC TV series The Brits Who Built the Modern World – to be broadcast in Spring 2014.