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Greenlit: Britain’s Masters of Modern Architecture, BBC4

Britain’s Masters of Modern Architecture w/t (1 x 60′) – Richard Rogers. Norman Foster. Nicholas Grimshaw. Michael Hopkins. Terry Farrell. Five of the most successful and globally recognised British architects of all time, creators of iconic landmarks including the ‘Gherkin,’ Lloyds of London, the Eden Project, the London 2012 Velodrome and the MI6 Headquarters. They were born within five years of each other and started their careers working in partnerships together; they then became rivals, each with their own multinational firm. For the first time, BBC Four – in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – will tell the definitive story of how and why this single generation conquered the world.

The film features exclusive interviews with the five men and their collaborators, and tell the story of how their youthful dreams of building a better world – and shared fascination with the possibilities of new technology and advanced engineering – turned architecture into one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports. The series will be accompanied by free RIBA talks and exhibitions across the country.

Channel: BBC4

Producer: Oxford TV

TX: TBC

Source: BBC press release

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