An icon of Brutalist architecture, the Barbican is one of the UK’s architectural treasures.

Working with a site almost completely razed by the Blitz, the Barbican’s architects, Chamberlain, Powell and Bon, seized the opportunity to propose a radical transformation of how we live in buildings and cities.

The result is one of London’s most ambitious and unique architectural achievements: a city within a city that is raised above street level and draws on a rich palette of references, from ancient Roman fortresses and French Modernism to Mediterranean holidays and Scandinavian design.

As well as the main auditorium there is a theatre, 3 cinema screens, an art gallery and even a tropical conservatory.


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