On the edge of Regent’s Park, Sir Denys Lasdun’s Royal College of Physicians is often referred to as both modernist and brutalist, but which ultimately is it? Can it be both?
Referenced alongside London’s more explicitly brutalist buildings including Trellick Tower, the Barbican, and Lasdun’s perhaps more widely-known National Theatre on the Southbank; the RCP with its curved lines, mosaic of white tiles and Italian marble seems a far cry from the jutting concrete balconies of its younger brutalist brothers.
Join an architecture tour of the RCP led by architectural historian and Lasdun expert, Barnabas Calder to identify the modernist and brutalist elements of one of London’s few post-war, grade-I listed buildings. Also on display, view architectural plans, archive documents and original photographs of the RCP’s construction to decide which side of modernism v brutalism you sit on.
General admission to the building and temporary archive display is free
Architecture tour: £5
6pm Architecture tour led by architectural historian, Barnabas Calder (60 minutes approx.)