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Friday, 11 April 2014

'Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete'

Tricorn 2014 Exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum Tricorn 2014 Exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum
Tricorn 2014 Exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum 

An exhibition celebrating Portsmouth's Tricorn Centre.  Designed by Owen Luder & Rodney Gorden, built in 1966, demolished 2004.

On until 29th June at Portsmouth City Museum.

Best bits: one of the actual slit windows, a selection of original architectural drawings, a tasty watercolour by Gordon Cullen and - behind glass, annoyingly - a bunch of photos taken during the construction.  The ones that are visible are fantastic; I would commit murder to get a good look at the rest.

Interesting discovery: before the Central Library was built, they planned to stick it in the Tricorn.

(Above photos courtesy Claire Sambrook)

1 comment:

  1. Some good times spent there at Grannys many many years ago. Was not around to catch the demolition.

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