Byker Wall, Newcastle Housing – Ralph Erskine Architect

Byker Wall, Newcastle Housing, Ralph Erskine Architect, Pictures, Flats, England, UK, Architect

Byker Wall Housing, Newcastle : Building

Newcastle Residential Building Images – design by Ralph Erskine, architect

24 Apr 2010

Byker Wall

Housing, east of city centre
Date built: 1982
Design: Ralph Erskine Architect

Seminal housing project : community architecture

Photos © Isabelle Lomholt, in April 2010:

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This world-famous building is a long unbroken block of 620 maisonettes in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. They were designed by architect Ralph Erskine and constructed in the 1970s. The wall is just part of the estate which covers 200 acres.

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The Wall, along with the low rise dwellings built to its south, replaced Victorian slum terraced housing. There were nearly 1200 houses on the site at Byker. They had been condemned as unfit for human habitation in 1953, but demolition did not begin until 1966.
source: wikipedia

Photos © Adrian Welch, 24 Apr 2010:

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