Built in an area of London which was almost completely destroyed by bombing during World War II, the Barbican Estate consists of 13 low-rise blocks and three 42-storey residential towers, making a total of in 2,014 flats housing approximately 4,000 residents.
Included within the Barbican complex is a rich mix of housing, an arts centre, public library, the City of London School for Girls, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Museum of London. Access within the estate is solely pedestrian on a public ‘podium’ raised above the street level, where the buildings are grouped around green squares and a lake.
Architect: Chamberlin, Powell and Bon
Location: London, UK
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