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RIBA North architecture centre opens its doors

June 15 2017

RIBA North architecture centre opens its doors
The Royal Institute of British Architects are to open a new architecture centre on the Liverpool waterfront this weekend as a hub for exhibitions, talks and tours.

RIBA North has been designed by Broadway Malyan to provide gallery and exhibition space, at the heart of which is a permanent interactive 3D model of Liverpool which will double as an aid for developers, architects and planners to inform public consultations and better understand future development.

A programme of temporary exhibitions is also planned, kicking off with a collection of architecture drawings, photographs and prints, dating from the late 15th century to present day – all drawn from RIBA’s own vault.

RIBA president Jane Duncan said: “At RIBA North, we have a building with museum conditions which will offer a magnificent opportunity to view RIBA’s world-renowned historic collections showing hundreds of years of the UK’s extraordinary architectural history.”

RIBA North opens to the public on 17 June.


#1 Posted by willothewisp on 15 Jun 2017 at 11:57 AM
RIBA = The Royal Institute of British Architects. RIBA North is located in Liverpool. GO FIGURE?
#2 Posted by Yoyo on 15 Jun 2017 at 13:18 PM
North? Don't you mean one-third-of-the-way-up-the-british-isles RIBA?
Fush and Chups
#3 Posted by Fush and Chups on 15 Jun 2017 at 15:37 PM
I don't begrudge Liverpool the building.
1 and 2 are quite correct though.There is nothing United about these Kingdoms anymore.
Salt n sauce
#4 Posted by Salt n sauce on 16 Jun 2017 at 08:03 AM
Agreed. The division ,hatred and separation that has been created in Scotland is unforgivable. Alex and Nicola have a lot to answer for.
Trombe Wall
#5 Posted by Trombe Wall on 16 Jun 2017 at 11:04 AM
I'm not interested in aligning this short sighted and inconsiderate branding with the current political climate. It is simply not good enough RIBA, poor show indeed.
Bob, Agg & Willie
#6 Posted by Bob, Agg & Willie on 16 Jun 2017 at 12:44 PM
@#4 Salt n sauce
Slightly off point there
#7 Posted by Yoyo on 16 Jun 2017 at 14:10 PM
My comment has nothing whatsoever to do with the current political climate and everything to do with the fact that Liverpool is not considered 'north' to a huge swathe of the country. I have no issue with a RIBA centre being in Liverpool. Just call it RIBA Liverpool!
#8 Posted by willothewisp on 16 Jun 2017 at 18:53 PM
#4 Do you want chips with that?
#9 Posted by RJB on 18 Jun 2017 at 20:22 PM
Makes sense. The last time i called Scotland "North Britain" it didn't go down too well.

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