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An Engineer Imagines

An Engineer Imagines

Documentary | English | 90 minutes


Kew Media Distribution

Cast & Crew


Marcus Robinson


Brendan J. Byrne, Brian Willis


Humbert Camerlo, Renzo Piano, Jonathan Glancey, Hugh Dutton, Tristram Carfrae, Richard Rogers



An Engineer Imagines is a cinematic homage to the life and ideas of Peter Rice, a man widely regarded as the most distinguished structural engineer of the late twentieth century. Without his innovations and collaborations with the leading architects of his time, some of the most recognisable buildings in the world would not have been possible.

The film traces Rice’s extraordinary life from his native Ireland, through London, Sydney and Paris, to his untimely and tragic death in 1992. Through a series of interviews with his family, friends and former colleagues, interwoven with stunning time-lapse photography, we begin to understand the workings of one of the great minds and unsung heroes of the twentieth century. This is the story of a man who pushed the boundaries of art and science to achieve the unimaginable.

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