Who else here loves Brutalist architecture? We may be in the minority; I get why weathered concrete and harsh lines wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t know what it is about it though, I just love it!
The Barbican Estate is probably the biggest cluster of Brutalist buildings in London. It’s right in the centre of the city (near Moorgate), yet this unique residential estate has a subculture of its own, housing theatres, exhibition halls, other arts venues, a conservatory and a range of eateries.
My friend and I went to a fashion exhibition and we ended up strolling around the beautiful conservatory afterwards. I managed to get a few snaps! Don’t ask what the plants are though, sadly I am not a botanist.
If anyone else has visited the Barbican, I’d love to know what you thought. And the rest of you: even if you hate the architecture, you’ll probably find a cool exhibition or show to mull over. It’s worth a trip!