Liver Street Car Park

Liver Street Car Park

Liver Street Car Park



This elegant car park is one of the first buildings to be completed in the huge Paradise Street retail development. It deals successfully with the problem of how to make a multi-storey car park a meaningful part of the urban fabric. The architects have boldly cantilevered the vehicle ramp out from the silver louver-clad surface of the orthogonal building. Though based on sound principles of space use, this gives the building a strong sculptural form. The impression is of a building whose quality goes well beyond its budget and the materials used. The inventiveness extends to a wall dividing the bus stand from a sensitive police headquarters which is built in a series of angled panels and a screen of translucent fibreglass.

 

 
 
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