When: 11th October 2014 – 1st February 2015
Where: The Architecture Space, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London W1J 0BD
BDP’s Grade II listed Preston Bus Station will feature in an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, organised by the 20th Century Society, to celebrate 100 years of campaigning to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain. An online gallery was compiled with buildings nominated by supporters from which 100 buildings were selected, one for each year since 1914, and the iconic bus station was chosen to represent the year 1969. The free exhibition will feature all 100 buildings chosen and will be accompanied by a book, published by Batsford in November.
A related event will be Britain’s Greatest Twentieth Century Buildings – The Debate on Friday 28th November at the Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1 (18.30 – 19.45) when contributors to the exhibition and book argue in favour of their chosen building as the most significant structure erected since 1914. The audience will be invited to cast their votes before the contributors answer questions and get another chance to argue for their building with the final vote cast to find the overall winner. Tickets for the debate can be booked using the link below.