City Changes: Architecture in the City of London 1985-95

22 May 1992 - 2 October 1992

  • Exhibition title design
  • Exhibition interior, held at The Royal Exchange
  • Exhibition interior, held at The Royal Exchange
  • Exhibition City of London model
  • Exhibition interior, held at The Royal Exchange
  • Plan of proposed sites
  • Bracken House
  • Liverpool Street Station
  • No. 10 Ludgate Place
  • Exhibition interior, held at The Royal Exchange

The exhibition documented the City’s architectural achievements since 1985, a period which had seen the biggest building boom in the Square Mile since World War II. It provided a comprehensive overview of recent and future development activity. The centrepiece was a large illuminated model, providing a graphic illustration of what had happened over the last decades. Twenty buildings were featured in detail with photographs, drawings and models.

The schemes selected included: Sir Norman Foster’s proposals for London Wall and Spitalfields; the completed buildings of the Broadgate and Ludgate developments by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Michael Hopkins & Partners’ refurbishment of Bracken House; John Outram’s building for Ludgate; Terry Farrell’s proposal for Moor House; Sir Richard Rogers’ Billingsgate; British Rail’s upgrading of Liverpool Street Station; the redevelopment of No. 1 Poultry by James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Partners and Peter Foggo’s scheme for Queen Victoria Street.

The exhibition, having been visited by over 100,000 people, subsequently toured to Prague, the Sâo Paulo Bienal and Barcelona, in association with the British Council.

In association with

The Corporation of London