The story of Brutalist architecture in Newcastle is one of modernisation and scandal. It all started with a leader of the city council T.Dan Smith in the mid-1960s had a vision to modernise the city and surrounding areas and included urban motorways, a metro system and ‘high profile’ architecture. Some of the brutalist structures of Newcastle still exist today and this series of images is my documentation of those brutalist buildings that have been left behind to stand the test of time. This series looks from my perspective as look at these unique buildings.
“A stark style of functionalist architecture, especially of the 1950s and 1960s, characterised by the use of steel and concrete in massive blocks.”