The Brits Who Built the Modern World is a Documentary programme.

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The Brits Who Built the Modern World

Series telling the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects, led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, conquered the globe with their high-tech vision. The first episode includes glimpses of some of their most stunning recent work, such as London's new 'Cheesegrater' skyscraper, Spaceport America and the KK100 skyscraper in China, before looking in detail at some of their revolutionary projects from the 1960s and 70s. Foster, Rogers, Nicholas Grimshaw, Michael Hopkins and Terry Farrell were shaped by both the optimism of the postwar years and the sixties counterculture, pillars of today's establishment who began their careers as outsiders and radicals. Rogers and his collaborators tell the story of the Pompidou Centre in Paris - the result of a contest he didn't want to enter and no-one thought they would win. episode 1.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is The Brits Who Built the Modern World next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 July 5th, 12:00am and on BBC 4 July 11th, 11:30pm. See more...