•Building: The Ziggurat: B'ham Central Library.
•Architect: John Madin
Madin wanted to shroud this building in marble but Brum wasn't prepared to foot the bill so he used concrete which led to it becoming, in my opinion, one of the major flagships for Brutalism in the UK. The main section of the building consisted of an open atrium surrounded by an 8 storey square cube. Whether you're on board with the politics behind modernist architecture or not doesn't detract from the feeling of awe when faced in the flesh with this cold and motionless ediface. Sadly the building is now demolished.
Edit: It'd be interesting to see members fire in art that they like or dislike. Different strokes and all.