Architect John Pawson retrofitted the 1960s building with a library and galleries for temporary and permanent installations over five soaring floors, while keeping the hyperbolic paraboloid roof
. The original location inside a converted Shad Thames banana warehouse is putting on shows such as "Cycle Revolution," a look at the future of bicycle design, until June 30.
As for the copper clad hyperbolic paraboloid roof
, this, he points out, was only 150mm thick and even thinner in places.
In the early '60s, I remember him at the Edinburgh College of Art designing a hyperbolic paraboloid roof
(old hat now, but then at the forefront of technological progress) much to the consternation of the staff and the admiration of fellow students.