The Fantastic Barbican World

Exhibitions, Aedes Architecture Forum, London, UK.


Until April 16, 2017
As part of the changing foyer dis- plays that celebrate the Barbican’s famous modernist architecture and design, The Fantastic Barbican World explores Chamberlin, Powell, and Bon’s endeavour to combine spaciousness with high-density development. Starting with a 16-foot 8-inch model, the original plan comprised of over 2000 flats and maisonettes for 6500 occupants and aimed to create a large-scale residential and cultural landmark whilst avoiding the monotony associated with high-density developments. Fourth in the series of displays, it includes a number of residential plans alongside interior images of the flats as they are resided in today.