After the Party, the Legacy of Celebration explores how past celebratory events led to the creation of some of the most extraordinary structures
The pre-planned legacy of the Olympic Games was a key factor in London’s winning bid. But can legacy really be predicted or planned? And is a legacy sometimes much more significant than the event itself?
Drawing on the RIBA’s unique collections, this exhibition explores these questions by considering how past celebratory events - victories, national expositions, anniversaries and previous Olympics - led to the creation of some of the most extraordinary structures ever built.
The legacies of many of these were not only architectural but also social, economic, cultural and technological. Some had lasting urban impact, transforming entire cities, while others provide more cautionary tales.
Venue: Gallery 2, RIBA 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD. For more visit RIBA Events.