The Barbican, London – Chamberlin, Powell and Bon
Considered by many to be the pinnacle of brutalist style, the Barbican is now a cultural landmark of London, befitting of its status as an important centre for the arts.
Brunel University, North west London – Richard Sheppard
Brunel University featured heavily in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and brutalist architecture became Kubrick’s backdrop for the dystopian future imagined in Anthony Burgess’s novel.
Trellick Tower, London – Erno Goldfinger
This monstrous tower has been featured in many films and music videos over the years – recently in the video for Danny Brown and Darq E Freaker’s banger “Blueberry (Pills and Cocaine)” which you can peep here.
Trinity Square car park, Gateshead – Rodney Gordon
Rodney Gordon’s design was so imposing that the local council demolished the car park in 2010. It features heavily in the classic Michael Cain movie Get Carter.
Preston Bus Station – Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson
The curve of the balconies was a result of limited funds, but proved to incredibly distinctive, resulting in the car park’s status as one of brutalism’s most significant buildings.
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury – Patrick Hodgkinson
Another silver-screen star, Jack Nicholson can be seen strolling up and down the main staircase in The Passenger. We love this picture – it really illustrates the sense of optimism that comes with brutalism – with the sports car and industrious looking men walking to work together.