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Birmingham Reference Library and the new central library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham

RIBApix ref no RIBA51396
Architect/DesignerJohn Madin Design Group
Artist/PhotographerLambert, Sam (1927-1981)
CountryUK: England
CityBirmingham
Subject Date1974
Image Date1974
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 649 B'ham/New Central (Lambert 74134/21)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Neoclassical reference library was designed by Martin & Chamberlain and opened in 1882, replacing the earlier library of 1865 designed by John Chamberlain which was destroyed by fire in 1879. The building was demolished in 1974 after a long campaign to preserve it. The new central library was designed by the John Madin Design Group and opened in 1974.

Subject tags

concrete, libraries, columns