The British architects who tried to change the world

Many of the world's most striking modern buildings from the past 60 years have been created by a single generation of six British architects - each known for their distinctive high-tech style.

Sir Michael Hopkins, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Lord (Norman) Foster, Lady Patricia Hopkins, Lord (Richard) Rogers and Sir Terry Farrell have designed bustling international airports, futuristic financial headquarters and cultural centres which draw visitors from across the globe.

Now - to mark the opening of a brand new gallery at the Royal Institute of British Architects in central London - their achievements are being celebrated in a new exhibition. Take a look with Hugh Pearman - editor of the Riba Journal and Sunday Times architecture critic.

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The Brits Who Built the Modern World can be seen at the Royal Institute of British Architects in central London until 27 May 2014.

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Music by Fleetwood Mac, Yello, Chromeo and KPM Music.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 19 February 2014.

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