Aberdeen Architecture

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Inspired by the concrete structures of World War Two, brutalist architecture was ubiquitous in the 1950s and 60s around the World. Named after the French term for rough cast concrete ‘Beton Brut” and not it’s monumental stature.

Utilitarian infrastructure can be shaped to follow the surrounding landscape. As this example of a car park in Aberdeen shows, as it follows the contours of a city centre high point.

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