National Theatre, Lambeth, United Kingdom. Architect: Denys Lasdun, 1975.
|:||View of the terraces looking east. National Theatre, Lambeth, United Kingdom. Architect: Denys Lasdun, 1975.|
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|:||National Theatre, Lambeth, United Kingdom. Architect: Denys Lasdun, 1975.|
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|:||Completed in 1976, the Royal National Theatre stands on the South Bank of the Thames, downstream of Waterloo bridge. It is formed from two fly towers rising from layered horizontal terraces that wrap around the building, cascading to the river level. It exemplifies some of the best aspects of Brutalism: its dynamism, its visceral sense of shock, and the rich, complex and highly contextual spaces it creates. The structure is vast and city-like in plan, accommodating three theatres, the largest seating 1,160 people, alongside restaurants, bars, foyers and workshops. Grade II listed|
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