Steven Szymanski

Engineering The World Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has launched a new exhibition Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design which explores the work and legacy of Ove Arup (1895-1988), the most significant engineer of the 20th century.

Ove Arup pioneered a multidisciplinary approach to design that has defined the way engineering is understood and practiced today. Spanning 100 years of engineering and architectural design, the Engineering the World exhibition is guided by Ove’s writings about design and include his early projects, such as the Penguin Pool at London Zoo, as well as renowned projects by the firm including Sydney Opera House and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup’s collaborations with major architects of the 20th century pioneered new approaches to design and construction that remain influential today, with the firm’s legacy visible in many buildings across London and around the world.

The exhibition also showcase recent work by Arup, from major infrastructure projects like Crossrail and novel technologies for acoustics and crowd flow analysis, to engineering solutions for open source housing design. Launched on 18 June  2016, the Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is on until 6 November 2016.

Crossrail Tunnel Boring Machine Jessica breaks through into Stepney Green cavern February 2014. Photo Credit: ©Robby Whitfield/Crossrail Ltd. Crossrail Tunnel Boring Machine Jessica breaks through into Stepney Green cavern February 2014. Photo Credit: ©Robby Whitfield/Crossrail Ltd.

Steven Szymanski

As I was born and raised inside the M25, I suppose you can say I am a Londoner though I think of myself more as being from Middlesex. However what is not in doubt is my continued enjoyment and fascination with our truly wonderful capital city. London still manages…

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