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In Greenwich

See stunning modern architecture in Greenwich London, including the Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Royal Observatory and the Sammy Ofer wing at the National Maritime Museum.

Greenwich is famous for its buildings by Christopher Wren and Inigo Jones, but did you know the area is also home to some fantastic examples of modern architecture? Within Greenwich itself, you can see  C.F. Møller Architects’ Sammy Ofer Wing and Rick Mather Architects’ work on Neptune Court both of which have transformed the National Maritime Museum building.

Climb the hill in Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory designed by Christopher Wren where you will find the Peter Harrison Planetarium, designed by the London firm of Allies and Morrison. Largely set underground, its presence is signified by a towering bronze-clad cone.

Further afield, see the award-winning Laban Centre at the edge of Deptford Creek, designed by Herzog + de Meuron, and Adjaye Associates’ work on the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Brookmill Park, featuring an installation by Turner Prize-winner Chris Ofili.

And if you want more, check out the O2, the Jubilee Line extension and Ravensbourne College, Greenwich Peninsula.