The Rotunda, Birmingham, West Midlands

The Rotunda, Birmingham, West Midlands
Photograph taken 24 September 2007 © Mr Peter Garratt. Source Historic England Archive ref: 481774

Begun in 1960 and completed to revised designs in 1964-5 by the architect James Roberts. It is a clean, mosaic-clad design, and it is unique in Britain to find an office building designed in such a simple form as a cylinder set on a podium. It exemplifies the move towards simpler shapes found in art and applied art in the early 1960s, but which is rarely met within English architecture.

Location

West Midlands Birmingham

Period

1960s (1960 - 1969)

Tags

modern architecture office shop bank 1960s (1960 - 1969)