Concept: The Architecture Club (UK), Supported by: British Council in Belgrade.
In 1947, in the bleak aftermath of the Second World War, the Architecture Club (founded 1922) published a slim volume titled Recent British Architecture, 1920-1940. It appeared at a time when Britain was gearing up for a massive program of post-war reconstruction.
The book Recent British Architecture was the inspiration for this exhibition of 50 years of London architecture, 1960-2010. The aim was to show the immense range of work completed in London over half a century, during periods of boom and bust. The range of work on show underlined the rise of London in the post-war period as a global capital of architecture, a position underpinned by its role as an international center for architectural education as well as a world financial capital.