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Barbican Estate - Slab blocks

Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, 1965-76
Housing estate | Barbican EC2
Photos taken February and March 2009.
Barbican Estate
This diagram shows how the three flats per floor are arranged within the triangular plan. Entrances, circulation spaces, lifts and escape stairs are in the centre of the tower.
Barbican Estate
Floor plan for one of the tower flats. The arrangement within the overall plan means that one long side and one end is prodominently glazed, giving views out and offering multiple access points to the continuous balcony.
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