Block Architects is designing what is claimed to be the first major exhibition on concrete, which runs from 26 March to 25 May at the Royal Institute of British Architects Gallery. Graphic Thought Facility is designing graphics for the exhibition. Hardcore! charts the development of concrete from its first appearance in the ancient world through to the modern day.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.
The cultural festival will take place between March and October in 2022, and features high profile commissions involving the likes of Assemble and Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun.
The new “simplified” designs have been influenced by audience research showing that the BBC’s previous look was “old fashioned”.
Mother Design New York has developed the brand, which launches alongside refurbished interiors from consultancy Yabu Pushelberg.