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

by Eye for London Prints

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 


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)


Good to know:

- All prints dispatched within 8-10 business days.

- Shipping: Within UK : Royal Mail First class 

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- The prints are not framed. Please be aware that colours may vary slightly from what you see on your screen, depending on your monitor settings.