Office Summer Day Out at the Barbican

July 3, 2021

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Thanks to the Barbican centre and also to our very own Ruta Benetyte for organising our office summer day out.

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Really interesting to learn about the origins of the barbican centre, the architects and the incredible journey to amazing architecture that stands there today!

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Some fun facts…

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When was the Barbican built?

Led by architects Chamberlain, Powell and Bon who won the project through an architectural competition and had staggered finishes of separate buildings between 1969-1982.

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How long did it take to build the Barbican?

The architects were appointed in 1960 and construction started in 1965, taking a total of 22 years to design and build.

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How much is a flat in the Barbican?

Apparently one of the most asked questions… or maybe we’re overly curious. At the time of writing a 3 bedroom flat in the Barbican is on the market for £1.7m.

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