New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Farewell Birmingham Central Library

Posted December 18th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 4 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the demolition of Birmingham Central Library.  Opened in 1974 the Library was designed by local architect John Madin in the brutalist style. Since it open it created a marmite effect, some loved it some hated it. The ...

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Why contribute to the spread of ugliness? – an exhibition on John Madin at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham

Posted April 14th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

One of the boxes from the John Madin Design Group. Image copyright Stuart Whipps. Click to visit his website. Last month I decided to take a look around the Ikon Gallery where I was just in time to see the exhibition ‘Why Contribute ...

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Government to announce decision on Listing for Birmingham Central Library

Posted November 22nd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Central Library. Photo: Matthew Black Tomorrow we are all expecting to find out the fate of Birmingham’s famous  Central  library.  Will it be listed, and so protected from demolition, or not?  Culture minister Margaret Hodge has the final say and  it is ...

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