Brutalist London : No 1 Croydon. Illustrated Poster Art Print.

by Eye for London Prints
£20.00

Brutalist London : No 1 Croydon. Illustrated Poster Art Print.

No 1 Croydon, also nicknamed the 50p building, or the 'wedding cake' was built by the legendary Richard Seifert in 1970. 


To me this looks like a lego building, a jigsaw puzzle with pieces locking together in place. 

Love it or hate it- this one cannot be missed, especially every time you whizz through Croydon on the overground. It occupies a busy roundabout that links the centre of Croydon with the suburbs. The influence of Le Corbusier evident. Each floor’s elongated octagon has a letterbox window on the exposed ends, every one sticking out like a mini Falling Water, rejoicing in the dramatic effect of its cantilever. 

‘Croydon makes sense as a town to be approached by jetpack, where paranoid androids hum early Human League songs in the underpasses and flying saucers land on top of shopping centres…‘ - John Grindrod, author of Concretopia 

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Fine art Giclee Prints on Xpression smooth 300gsm thick paper available. (I love this, as the archival inks enhance the colours, on light texture) Reminds me a bit of the texture of concrete. (see last photo for Giclee texture ref)

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