CONCRETE REALITY, 2019
The series comprises 36 photographs.
Hand Printed on B&W Ilford Baryta Paper
Matt Coating · Double Weight · 255 gsm · Fibre Base
The brutalist architecture buildings presented in this series of photographs are:
The Barbican Centre (1971) is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.
A Grade II listed building, the Barbican is one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture. The Barbican Centre took over a decade to build, only opening long after the surrounding Barbican Estate housing complex had been built. It is situated in an area which was badly bombed during World War II. Designed by Peter Chamberlin, Geoffry Powell and Christoph Bon of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon.
The Centre was opened by The Queen in 1982, who declared it ‘one of the modern wonders of the world’ with the building seen as a landmark in terms of its scale, cohesion and ambition. Its stunning spaces and unique location at the heart of the Barbican Estate have made it an internationally recognised venue, set within an urban landscape acknowledged as one of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century.