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Remebering Jan Kapicky - architect of the future

  1. Selfridges Birmingham, credit Norbert Schoerner
  2. Lord's Media Centre, credit Richard Davies
  3. Commes des Garcons, Tokyo, credit Masa Yuki Hayashi
  4. Czech National Library, Prague, credit Future Systems
  5. Concert Hall, České Budějovice, credit Future Systems

01 July 2009 – 01 November 2009

Jan Kaplický, who died earlier this year, was the Czech architect responsible for some of the most remarkable buildings that Britain has ever seen. Lord’s cricket ground holds the press box he built with his former partner, Amanda Levete – it was their first major project and won the Stirling Prize.

Kaplický also designed the Selfridges department store in Birmingham, 2003 and yet even more remarkable are the buildings that Kaplický designed, which the world will never see – to say nothing of his stream of ideas for solar powered vehicles, electric cars, jewellery, bikinis and double-decker buses. This exhibition celebrated the work of a gifted architect and designer.

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