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Sainsbury Centre Superstructures Exhibition March 23, 2018

Superstructures: the New Architecture 1960-1990 opens on 24th March to mark the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

 

Telling 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, the exhibition explains 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.

 

A number of Hopkins buildings feature in the exhibition, alongside a life-size mock up of part of the Hopkins House.

 

Further information can be found here:

https://scva.ac.uk/art-and-artists/exhibitions/superstructures-the-new-architecture-1960-1990