The Brutalist Playground
EXPO & EVENTS |10 June – 16 August 2015 | RIBA, medicine 66 Portland Place, Londen (UK)
Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play.
The Brutalist Playground is a collaborative exhibition by Turner Prize nominees, Assemble, and artist, Simon Terrill. The exhibition is a new commission exploring post-war design for play.
Occupying the entire architecture gallery at RIBA, it encourages visitors to look at the materiality and visual language of now lost Brutalist landscapes in new ways through an immersive and conceptual landscape. Although the value of Brutalist residential buildings today is much debated, this exhibition shifts the focus to the equally important playgrounds found at the feet of these structures, offering a renewed understanding and critique of the architects’ original designs and intentions.