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'Outstanding architecture' on show in Nottingham
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Nottinghamshire's "most outstanding buildings" from the past five decades are being celebrated in a touring exhibition of modern architecture.

The 50 buildings featured in the exhibition have been chosen by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Julian Owen is the Chair of RIBA East Midlands.

He said: "It provides an opportunity for the public to appreciate the impact contemporary architecture has made in each decade over the past 50 years."

The 'Fifty buildings 50 years' exhibition looks at "how architectural creativity is shaped by context, place, culture, social and political trends of the time and, in turn, shapes the identity of local places and spaces".

Nottinghamshire architect Hannah Minton, who chaired the group who shortlisted for the show, said choosing 50 exemplary buildings from 50 years was "an incredibly challenging project".

TEN OF THE BEST
1963: Nottingham Playhouse
1971: Horizon Factory
1973: Nottingham Uni Library
1994: Inland Revenue Centre
1999: Jubilee Campus
2000: Boots Co Plc D90 Building
2000: DH Lawrence Pavillion
2005: Attenborough Nature Centre
2008: New Art Exchange
2009: Nottingham Contemporary

The buildings chosen from Nottinghamshire include leading examples of commercial, industrial, cultural and academic architecture.

Julian Owen said: "We're confident that visitors will be fascinated at the variety of projects which have been chosen to represent Nottinghamshire."

The exhibition opened on 20 August 2010 at Nottingham Contemporary art centre on Weekday Cross, Nottingham.

It has toured the East Midlands over the last six month but returns to city for a second showing, this time at Nottingham Trent University's Newton Building on Goldsmith Street from 31 January to 11 February 2011.




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