Barbican Estate, City of London: perspective showing some of the garden layout including the pyramidal conservatory and ornamental water gardens

RIBApix ref no RIBA94418
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerCullen, Gordon (1914-1994)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1982
Image Date1956
Library ReferencePB969/7
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. See also RIBA94809 for a Nora Glover perspective of the pyramidal conservatory.

Subject tags

skyscrapers, Gardens, flats, housing, town planning, water features, cultural centres, glasshouses, Feature: Disappear Here