Modern Gazetteer: Paradise Lost III

Birmingham Central Library opened in 1974 – designed by Birmingham architect John Madin in the ‘Brutalist Style’ – and was Europe’s largest non-national library.


Birmingham Central Library

Madin envisioned this library would be a centrepiece of what would become an ambitious civic centre. However, due to certain constraints, the ideal look was not materialised. (source).

Despite being flanked many times, it remains a landmark known to many.

In preserving this monument that is due to demolish in Jan ’15, this space will be a progression of blogposts on the recollection of this memorable landmark.

Author: Aqilah H

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