Lower Ground Floor Gallery
The Building Centre
26 Store Street
70 buildings from 70 years of Concrete Quarterly
The exhibition explores the social and architectural history of concrete architecture and engineering over the past 70 years, through a selection of images and editorial of iconic and interesting projects from the CQ archive.
For Persistence Works, the UK’s first purpose-built fine art and crafts studio complex, FCBStudios explored the use of cast in situ concrete contrasted with lightweight, frameless glass elements. The design and method of construction being carefully researched to achieve the highest quality affordable finish. The building was completed in 2001.
The exhibition will also provide digital access to the entire Concrete Quarterly and early original editions will be on display. Each month the contemporary section of the exhibition will be replaced with a new topic of focus. These include samples and guidance related to innovative and clever forms of concrete, guidance on achieving visual concrete and concrete engineering.
For more information about the exhibition and accompanying publication click here.