“Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960–1990” ​at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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.

 

SCVA-Superstructures-lead-phot-Ken-Kirkwood

SCVA-Superstructures-lead-photo Ken Kirkwood

 

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. (more…)

“Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers” at Centre Pompidou, celebrating it’s 40th anniversary

In this presentation in room 1 of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Centre Pompidou looks back over this period, stage by stage, through countless press cuttings, special articles in trade magazines and photographic reports. These all shed light on its construction from its foundations up to its ethereal superstructures.

 

"Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers" exhibition © Centre Pompidou

“Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers” exhibition © Centre Pompidou

 

The Centre Pompidou is 40 – counting from the moment that an eager public discovered it at its inauguration on 30 January 1977. However, that does not factor in the building’s long gestation period, from the competition to its delivery, which mobilised teams of architects, engineers from design firms and the staff of all the companies involved in building this incomparable edifice. In this presentation in room 1 of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Centre Pompidou looks back over this period, stage by stage, through countless press cuttings, special articles in trade magazines and photographic reports. These all shed light on its construction from its foundations up to its ethereal superstructures. (more…)

“Centre Pompidou. Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument” by Francesco Dal Co

The book by Francesco Dal Co, director of Casabella and BigMat International Architecture Award member of the jury, presents a lively intellectual biography of one of the 20th century’s most iconic buildings.

 

L’outil informative © Yale University Press

L’outil informative © Yale University Press

 

The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum can be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design. (more…)