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Festival of Britain style

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In 1951, following WWW2 after more than a decade of austerity, the government of Great Britain initiated ‘The Festival of Britain’, a national exhibition designed with the aim of promoting a sense of recovery and demonstrating Britain’s international contribution - past, present and future - to the arts, science and technology and industrial design. Hugh Casson was appointed Director of Architecture. He then appointed further young architects to design the South Bank buildings and riverside walkway most of which were designed in the International Style.



Buildings on this website in Festival of Britain style style
Rane House: c. 1960. Cape Town, Western Cape