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Exhibition details for 42059 - Modern Architecture in Edinburgh
Modern Architecture in Edinburgh
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Modern Architecture in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is world-renowned for the architecture of its Medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town which ensures its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. But what of the city's buildings and developments over the past 70 years - its so-called Post-war Architecture?

During the latter part of the 20th century, construction took place across Scotland on new homes, schools, tower blocks, roads, churches and in some cases, even whole new towns. There was a commitment to improve public health and tackle poor housing. After the austerity of the 1940s and 50s, new technologies and materials combined in a period of reconstruction.

The pictures within this exhibition highlight buildings in Edinburgh constructed since 1945 that have been recognised as architecturally significant and in many instances, are statutory listed as having special architectural or historic interest. Modern architecture can be a contentious topic, loved and loathed by both critics and the public. However, the buildings here show structures representative of their time and architectural styles; buildings that perhaps haven't been around long enough yet for their value to be appreciated by all.