The Phase 2 exhibitions programme was created in 2008 to bring together practitioners from the fields of art, design and engineering to develop new ideas together. It also showcases stories from Arup’s rich cultural heritage.
Phase 2 organises touring and pop-up exhibitions, collaborates with public institutions and the creative community outside Arup.
Inside Cities: Art and the Built Environment, 23 June – 25 September 2015, 8 Fitzroy St, London
This exhibition is inspired by the 2015 Arup Design Book about cities. It presents aspects of built and proposed infrastructure, community projects, the exploration of materials and objects - virtual, real and imagined - all united by nature and urban green projects.
Artists represented in the exhibition include Damien Hirst, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Heather & Ivan Morison, Something & Son, Fischli and Weiss, and Mark Titchner. Featured projects include the recreation of a tree support structure from the Bosco Verticale building in Milan, Park/Park’s approach to traffic control in Beijing and My village’s community enterprise to produce drinks from locally sourced ingredients.
Please note that this exhibition is not suitable for children under 8 years old. Children aged 8 and over need to be supervised by an adult.
New Brutalist Image 1949-55, Tate Britain, 24 Nov 2014—4 October 2015
Tate Britain celebrates the historic collaboration between Ronald Jenkins of Arup, architects Peter and Alison Smithson, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and photographer Nigel Henderson. Part of the series BP Spotlights.
In 1949 Alison and Peter Smithson embarked on a radical new design for Hunstanton Secondary Modern School, Norfolk. The exhibition, co-curated by Victoria Walsh and Claire Zimmerman, presents a range of work by this extraordinary cross-disciplinary group during construction of the school, notably the design for Ronald Jenkins’ office at Arup in 1951. The display includes drawings and proposals, previously unseen photographs by Nigel Henderson, and sculptures by Paolozzi.
Watch Tate's film interview with Jack Zunz about working on Hunstanton School.
Building the Sydney Opera House, 11 April - 25 July 2014, 8 Fitzroy Street, London
This exhibition celebrates the ingenuity used to realise this extraordinary building, which took fourteen years to construct. The exhibition is part of a number of global events marking the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House, which began in Sydney in October 2013. It includes photography, notably by Australian modernist photographer Max Dupain, historical drawings and models from the Arup and Utzon archives and the Sydney Opera House Trust.
View the documentary film 'Building the Impossible'
Traces of Peter Rice, 27 Nov 2012 – 5 April 2013, 8 Fitzroy St, London; 12 Oct – 22 Dec 2013; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; 28 Feb – 28 March 2014, The Naughton Gallery, Queen’s University, Belfast
Traces of Peter Rice, explores the life and work of Peter Rice (1935-1992), one of Arup’s most pioneering structural engineers. The exhibition includes design stories from three of Rice’s projects: Centre Pompidou, the Menil Collection, Houston and the Full-Moon Theatre near Montpellier.
View the documentary film about Peter Rice
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