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Selfridges Building

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Identification

Selfridges Building
Selfridges Birmingham
175364

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
aluminum
light gray
deconstructivism

Usages

department store

Facts

  • The building is blue and is clad with around 15,000 spun aluminium discs, each of which is roughly 60 centimetres (2 feet) in diameter.
  • External glazing exists only at street level, whilst Selfridges is accessed at four points, one of which is a glazed bridge, connected to transport facilities.
  • The interior of the building is lit by a full-height organically curvaceous atrium which is criss-crossed by escalators.
  • Sitting atop Selfridges is a restaurant ranged around a rooftop garden.
  • This Birmingham-based department store is a truly remarkable example of a notion called blobitecture.
  • Externally, Selfridges is expressed as a billowing organic form with the spun aluminium discs being likened to sequins adorning a dress.

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Location

Upper Mall East, Bull Ring
B5 4BP
Ladywood
Birmingham
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

251.61 ft
314.07 ft
1999
2003

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • Floodlighting at night
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