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Superstructures on the Move - a tour of Cambridge and Suffolk buildings with Alan Powers
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14/07/2018 - 14/07/2018

Superstructures on the Move - a tour of Cambridge and Suffolk buildings with Alan Powers

Saturday 14th July 9.30am to 6pm

A joint event with the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, this tour takes up the theme of their current exhibition, Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990. Led by Alan Powers, the day will start in Cambridge, including exterior views of the Hopkins Schlumberger Research Centre, the Law Faculty by Norman Foster and other buildings before travelling by coach to Bury St Edmunds. Lunch at the Hopkins Visitor Centre at Ickworth House (National Trust) and an opportunity to tour the unique ovoid Neo-classical pile begun by the Earl-Bishop of Derry in 1795 will be followed by a visit to The Crystal Palace, an early Hopkins house in Bury, although not accepted by its architects’ as a proper example of their work owing to late interventions by the client. We will have the opportunity to look at other buildings in Bury before returning to Cambridge via St. Mary’s, Mildenhall, a superb example of that characteristically medieval form of Superstructure, the hammer beam roof. The programme for the day is below (details subject to change).

Alan Powers is former Chairman of the Twentieth Century Society and author of many books on C20 British art, architecture and design.

Programmed in association with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. SUPERSTRUCTURES: The New Architecture 1960–1990, an exhibition that marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the first public building designed by the world-renowned architect Norman Foster. The exhibition runs until 2 September 2018.

Meet time/place: Cambridge Station 9.30am  Finish time/place: Cambridge Station, 6.00pm

Members’ price: £40.00, Sainsbury Centre attendees of Superstructures exhibition: £40.00, Non members: £50.00

The details below are subject to change:

09.30 Meet and pick up coach at Cambridge Station

10.00 view Schlumberger research building, Cambridge

10.30 Sidgwick Site, Cambridge, for Stirling History Faculty and Foster Law Faculty, and Arup Associates Leckhampton Hostel, Queen’s Road

Coffee stop - location to be determined

11.30 coach proceeds to Ickworth House (National Trust).

12.30 Arrive Ickworth. Visit house if desired. Lunch in visitor centre by Hopkins

14.00 Visit Greene King Brewery complex, Bury St Edmunds

14.30 Visit 'Crystal Palace’ by Hopkins

15.15 Tea stop at Bury St. Edmunds Cathedral.

16.00 Visit ARC shopping centre, Hopkins - pick up by coach.

16.30 St. Mary Mildenhall Church roof 'The structure is an arch-braced tie-beam roof, with queen posts rising to the ridge. The quality and complexity of the carpentry and the high standard of the carving suggest that top craftsmen were brought in from outside the locality. In the North Aisle the spandrels have some of the finest medieval carving in England’

18.00 drop off at Cambridge Station





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