SUPERSTRUCTURES 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.
“Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960–1990”
24 March – 2 September, 2018
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia, Norfolk Road, Norwich
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.