Brits Who Built The Modern World

October 2016

S1 Ep3 - The Politics Of Power

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The Politics Of Power - This third episode focuses on the period from the late 90s to the present day, when they were at the peak of their success - building iconic landmarks across Britain and the world - but also faced some of the biggest controversies of their careers. Rogers reveals what went wrong with the Millennium Dome, Foster recalls the wobbles of London’s Millennium Bridge, and Michael Hopkins explains how his new parliamentary building (Portcullis House) became the most expensive of...

S1 Ep2 - The Power Of The Past

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The Power of the Past - 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. This second episode of the series focuses on the 1980s, when modern architecture was deeply unpopular - and under attack from the Prince of Wales. The architects reveal the dramatic stories behind some of their most famous creations, including Rogers’ Lloyd’s of London building and Foster’s Stansted Airport. Terry Fa...
September 2016

S1 Ep1 - The Freedom Of The Future

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The Freedom of the Future - This is the definitive story of how one generation of British architects, born within five years of each other, changed the world with a bold new approach to architecture, led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers 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 (the tallest tower ever built by a British archite...