Building the South Bank: Architectural Projects for South Bank 1753-1993

3 February - 20 March 1994

  • The flyer design
  • A visualisation of Southbank
  • Southbank sketch, Richard Rogers Partnership
  • Misha Black sketch of Southbank from 1946
  • Dome of Discovery at the Festival of Britain, 1951
  • The Architecture Foundation exhibition
  • The Architecture Foundation exhibition
  • The Architecture Foundation exhibition

A historical overview of London's South Bank from 1753 onwards, this exhibition included realised and unrealised projects by key British architects including George Dance, Edwin Lutyens, Leslie Martin, Misha Black and Cedric Price.

The exhibition traced the history of the land between Westminster and Blackfriars bridges; from the original marshland dotted with a few wharves and boathouses, through to the Festival of Britain and the cultural centre the Southbank has become today [nb: this exhibition precedes Tate Modern].

The exhibition coincided with the announcement by the South Bank Centre of an architectural competition for a masterplan subsequently won by Richard Rogers Partnership to regenerate and redevelop the area.

In association with

The South Bank Centre

Supported by

The Guildhall Library

David Hutchinson