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Mini 641: The 2066 Brutalist Bull Ring Centre

Mini 641: The 2066 Brutalist Bull Ring Centre

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Spaceplay has travelled into the future to discover the state of Brutalism in 100 years time. What did we find?: Brutalism is Dead Again; Long Live Brutalism. And Spaceplay is launching their mini concrete model number 641, which features a future rendition of the Brutalist Bull Ring Centre in Birmingham. 

*THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION PRE-ORDER MODEL AND WILL BE MADE AND RELEASED ONCE ENOUGH ORDERS ARE PLACED. ANY PURCHASES WILL BE REFUNDED IF THE MODEL IS NOT MADE*

 

Building Information:

Location: Birmingham

Architect: AI Replika John Madin

Completion: 2066

Status: Unlisted, set for demolition

In the midst of the 21st Century, the epoch of Post-Postmodernist society bore witness to its own rhetorical polemics and aggressive tribalism, collapsing inwards. This collapse birthed a new era defined by ideals of Beauty and Truth. Urban areas were transformed into communal spaces under public ownership. New Local Community Councils commissioned bold civic buildings for the people of the city.

Technologies developed for the Mars colony as well as new minerals from the Luna Base allowed for the use of Moon Concrete in these new super structures. An Artificial Intelligence program imbued with the essence of historic architect John Madin was used to develop the designs for a new iconic Brutalist Bull Ring Centre.

Construction began in 2063 and was completed in 2066, inaugurated by Ozzy Osbourne, and gaining 10 million livestream views on its opening day. However, progress gave way to privatization, eroding public infrastructure by 2100. The Bull Ring, once splendid, decayed due to mismanagement. Persistent neglect turned it into an eyesore and a potential hazard and it was eventually sold in 2114. The Bull Ring, once splendid, decayed due to mismanagement. Persistent neglect turned it into an eyesore and a potential hazard and it was eventually sold in 2114.

In 2118, a Certificate of Immunity (COI) condemned it, and by 2121, plans for demolition loomed. Protestors fought a silenced battle with demolition set to start in early 2124. Amid this, Spaceplay fashioned a concrete model embodying the Bull Ring's essence; an emblem of the struggle to safeguard a city's spirit.

 

 

Materials

Our concete models are all made using a fine grain quickset cement with a polymer additive. This gives a good balance between strength and detail casting. However concrete is a brittle material and our models are delicate and can break with impact.

Shipping & Returns

Free standard shipping on all UK orders.

We aim to ship within 28 days but priority shipping can be purchased if you require faster delivery.

You can cancel or return you order at any time. Once we recieve the product back undamaged you will recieve a full refund (excluding postage).

We do not refund damaged parcels.If your order arrives damaged please contact us immediatley to arrange for a replacement.

Care Instructions

Concrete is a brittle material and so our models are delicate objects. They can be chipped or cracked easily and so need to be protected from knocks or falls.

Our concrete mix is also not waterproof and so should be protected from damp and moisture

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