Barbican Estate under construction, City of London

RIBApix ref no RIBA55829
Architect/DesignerChamberlin Powell & Bon
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1981
Image Date1967
ViewExterior
StyleBrutalist
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMAL74022 [Box 65 GLC]
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Maltby / 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, concrete, town planning, construction sites