Barbican Estate, City of London: elevation from the north looking over the lake to the City of London School for Girls and St Giles

RIBApix ref no RIBA94415
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1982
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceUncat CPB Archive
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This complex of arts buildings and housing covers seven acres in the City of London. Built between 1971 and 1982, it regenerated an area which had been badly bombed during World War II. The estate has three residential towers: Cromwell Tower, completed in 1973; Shakespeare Tower, completed in 1976, and Lauderdale Tower, completed in 1974. The complex was Grade II listed in 2001.

Subject tags

flats, housing, town planning, churches, schools, cultural centres, lakes