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The Brunswick, London

2011-08-17 1

Every Lomographer who has an eye for modernist architecture or unusual and futuristic settings should stop by the Brunswick.

The Brunswick is a residential and shopping centre in London. The grade II listed complex was designed by Patrick Hodgkinson in the 1960s. With its huge and massive concrete forms, it falls into the category of New Brutalist Architecture – it seems like people either love it or hate it.

Brunswick Centre initially suffered from a variety of changes of plans and lack of money, until it finally underwent a major facelift in the early 2000s.

The structure is almost U-shaped, forming a courtyard in the middle that forms the actual mall. The flats (more than 400) pile up on top of the shops like terraces, giving the centre it’s distinct appearance. It’s a great location for photo shoots, so great in fact that it has already appeared in films (“The Passenger”, 1975) and music videos (Mansun’s Wide Open Space).

We had breakfast at Giraffe’s.

It’s right opposite of Russel Square tube station, you can’t miss it.

The Brunswick
London
WC1N 1BS

brunswick.co.uk
Wikipedia
guardian.co.uk

written by scorpie on 2011-08-17 #places #travel-destination #london #shopping-centre #location #listed-building #architecture #lcg

One Comment

  1. robot_average
    robot_average ·

    I work in Bloomsbury and pass by the Brunswick Centre every day. I love its faded glory and 60's styling, and am kind of obsessed with capturing its spirit, which unfortunately seems impossible due to its monolithic nature, and the fact that the amazing looking huge-windowed flats are situated only just too far away from the central court to capture what's so special about them. Doesn't stop me trying though:

    www.lomography.com/homes/robot_average/photos/14065320
    www.lomography.com/homes/robot_average/photos/14065316
    www.lomography.com/homes/robot_average/photos/14065318

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