Banking On A New Idea

An Architectural Project In London Leads To The Formation Of A Light Lab

London's South Bank Centre (SBC) comprises a series of buildings on the river Thames between Waterloo Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. The principle venue is the Royal Festival Hall (RFH), built in 1951 for the wildly successful Festival of Britain, conceived to chase away post-war blues. This was followed by the addition of further venues — Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH), the Purcell Room, and the Hayward Gallery — all of savagely brutalist concrete design. A triumph of forward

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