Exhibition spaces

Phase 2

For the past five years the Phase 2 exhibitions programme has been running at 8 Fitzroy St, London. The programme was created in 2008 to explore connections between art, design and engineering.

Over the next two years Phase 2 will be organising touring and pop-up exhibitions and events in other regions. Through its curated exhibitions Arup aims to engage with the creative community, the general public and its project partners.

Exhibitions 2014

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.

On tour

Phase 2’s latest touring exhibition Traces of Peter Rice, curated by Jennifer Greitschus, celebrates 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, directed by Ben Richardson, commissioned for the exhibition.

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For further information please contact phase2@arup.com.


  • Birds eye view of the Sydney Opera House during construction. Credit: Robert Baudin. Courtesy of Australian Air PhotosOpen gallery

    The exhibition is part of a number of global events marking the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House.

  • Close of of the Traces of Peter Rice exhibition video, credit Stephen Brayne.

    Traces of Peter Rice at The Naughton Gallery, Belfast 28 Feb – 28 March 2014.

  • Aerial view of Centre Pompidou, Paris

    The exhibition originally opened on 27 November 2012 and featured design stories from three of his projects, including the Centre Pompidou.