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Royal Institute of British Architects

Home of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA’s majestic headquarters is a prime example of 1930s art deco design. It holds one of the largest collections of architectural drawings and photographs in the world, unsurprisingly boasts an incredible library, and stages enticing temporary exhibitions. This is the place to come and hear Zaha Hadid talk about her latest gravity-defying building, or see models of Anish Kapoor’s fantastical creations. The annual RIBA Stirling Prize is one of the most prestigious architecture awards going and it’s worth timing a visit to coincide with this. Then, after all that food for thought, the first floor café proves a delightful place to rest your feet, and the bookshop is also well worth a look.

66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia
W1B 1AD
Tel: 020 7580 5533
Opening Times: Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Entry Charges: Admission Free

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    London and Sao Paolo compared

    Until Sunday 2nd July 2017

    Brave Old World: Modernist Public Space Design in London and Sao Paolo compares public space design in the two during the period 1955-75, a period of growth for both cities. The exhibition will be on at The Practice Space and is a free exhibition focussing on the politic, urban and aesthetic aspects of the designs.

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