Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990

From Saturday 24th March 2018 00:00 to Sunday 2nd September 2018 00:00

This exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the first public building designed by the world-renowned architect Lord Norman Foster.

This exhibition tells the story of architecture's fascination in the post-World War Two decades with new technology, lightweight structures, pioneering building techniques and innovative engineering solutions.

Discover how the Sainsbury Centre was made and how earlier feats of engineering, such as The Crystal Palace, inspired Superstructure galleries, factories, offices, transport hubs and homes.

Encounter a range of fascinating objects from drawings and paintings, furniture and product design to photographs and film. 

Rarely seen together, a selection of iconic models will also be on display, including the Pompidou Centre by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano; Waterloo International Rail Station by Nicholas Grimshaw and the Hopkins House by Michael and Patty Hopkins, and a brand new three-metre-long model of the Sainsbury Centre.

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University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ

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