The Barbican is one of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture. It was part of a utopian vision to transform an area of London left devastated by bombing during the Second World War.
The arts centre took over a decade to build and was opened by The Queen in 1982, who declared it ‘one of the modern wonders of the world’.
But how did it rise from rubble to be the Grade II listed, multi-venue arts centre it is today?
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