The Brits Who Built The Modern World Season is a major programme of exhibitions and events organised by the RIBA. Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models it tells the fascinating story of why and how British architecture developed globally from 1750 to the present. This season of exhibitions and events is inspired by the BBC documentary series, "The Brits Who Built The Modern World."
Launching the new architecture gallery, The Brits Who Built The Modern World, 1950-2012 tells the fascinating global story of how British architecture underwent a transformation in the post-war years to become world-leading in the second half of the 20th century. From Beijing to New York, airports to museums, Foster to Rogers, this era of vast change saw a generation of British architects redefining the world’s cities and creating extraordinary buildings that put British architecture back on the world map. The exhibition charts what was created and where, revealing the buildings, their designers, influences and the style they inspired. It explores the reasons behind this global success story through over 190 photographs, drawings, models and other material, taken from RIBA's incredible collections and key architectural practices.