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