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Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990

Saturday 24 March 2018Sunday 02 September 2018

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the first public building designed by the world-renowned architect Norman Foster. In celebration, the Sainsbury Centre is launching a major exhibition to shine a light on developments in architecture from the 1960s to the 1990s. Superstructures tells the story of architecture's postwar fascination 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; International Terminal Waterloo by Nicholas Grimshaw and the Hopkins House by Michael and Patty Hopkins, and a brand new three-metre-long model of the Sainsbury Centre.

find out more visit Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts website

Keyword tags

architecture | drawing | film | furniture | Nicholas Grimshaw | painting | photography | postwar | product design | Renzo Piano | Richard Rogers


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia
Norwich Norfolk NR4 7TJ

phone 01603 593199
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