Quiz: find your architectural soulmate
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This February, we asked well-known personalities to tell us about the buildings they couldn’t live without. Here is a love letter by Chris Riddell, artist and political cartoonist.
The London Road Viaduct is a Grade II* listed building.
I have loved the Brighton viaduct for as long as I’ve lived in Brighton.
"I have loved the Brighton viaduct for as long as I’ve lived in Brighton. I discovered it as a student, as I walked down the London Road looking for interesting things to photograph for an art school project.
I love its Victorian heft, the sheer scale of the brick work and the way the viaduct looms over the street like some prehistoric creature. Standing beneath its arches is a pleasure, as is travelling along it from Brighton station to London Road station, and my front door."
Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer.
His books have won a number of major prizes, including an unprecedented 3 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals in 2001, 2004 and 2016. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013.
Chris was honoured with an OBE for services to illustration and charity in 2018. He lives in Brighton with his family.