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Ove Arup - The Philosopher Engineer

  • Benzie Building Higher Ormond St Manchester, M13 9RD United Kingdom (map)

A documentary about the extraordinary life and work of Ove Arup, considered the engineer of the 20th century and the thinking architects’ engineer. Ove Arup was born to Danish-Norwegian parents in Newcastle in 1895 and studied philosophy and engineering in Copenhagen before returning to the UK. He became a specialist in reinforced concrete and worked with Berthold Lubetkin, Ernö Goldfinger, Wells Coates, Maxwell Fry and many others. Featuring Ove Arup, Lord Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, Sir Jack Zunz, Sir Philip Dowson and an illustrious cast of engineers who worked with him since 1946. Includes contributions from architecture journalist Jonathan Glancey plus the story of Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House. Director: Taghi Amirani.

Free. Tickets Here.