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