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image for Exhibition item typeSUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990 at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

Exhibition, Sat 24 Mar - Sun 2 Sep 2018, £10.50-£12

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Sainsbury Centre

Sainsbury Centre

© Foster + Partners, Ken Kirkwood

Details

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.

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.

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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 2 Sep 2018
Gallery
Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Closed on Mondays, including bank holiday Mondays.

Prices

Free for Members and Student Members

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 2 Sep Superstructures
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 2 Sep SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960-1990
Sat 12 May - Sat 31 Aug Lynn Chadwick
Sun 17 Jun - Sun 14 Oct Brian Clarke: The Art of Light

Contact

Visitor Services

01603 593 199

Address

University of East Anglia,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR4 7TJ

Directions

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Map reference: TG 193081  Lat: 52.62687 Long: 1.23988

By Road:
Turn onto the B1108 towards Norwich city centre. After approximately 1 mile, turn right into the UEA campus (well signposted). At the porter's lodge, ask for directions to the Sainsbury Centre car park.

By Public Transport:
From Norwich station it is 3 miles to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Norwich station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access