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Future Past Heritage Walk: The Smithsons on Campus

The Edge

A walk illustrating how the historic city of Bath inspired buildings on campus

See the annotated map associated with this campus walk.

Learn more about the buildings designed by Alison and Peter Smithson at the University of Bath, with Dr Amy Frost, architecture historian and curator at Bath Preservation Trust. This special walk will illustrate how the historic city of Bath inspired their ideas for the future city.

The University of Bath campus was designed in the 1960s to explore the new thinking about architecture and design that was defining post-war Britain. These new ideas were continued when Alison and Peter Smithson came to the campus in 1978 and designed a series of buildings that would be their last major project in England.

Part of Festival of the Future City Bath
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Also part of the event programme for Edge exhibition Parallel (of Life and) Architecture
Image credit: 6East, University of Bath c. Smithson Family Collection
Presented by The Edge, Architecture Is… & Modern Culture in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas