History of Selfridges building at Birmingham
This building is a part of the Bullring Shopping Center; it was built by Future Systems in 2003. It has a great originality: it has a steel frame and a concrete lining containing 15000 small identical aluminum cylinders all over the facade, and really has a very original shape. The interior of this department store is also very aesthetic: its escalators and floors form a lively but harmonious whole. The Bullring is a shopping center that was founded in 1960, near the church of St. Martin dating from 1690. It was completely renovated in 2003 and on its very large surface, it houses including the department store Debenham and many shops. The Rotunda is a building next to the Bullring in the shape of a cylinder; it was built in 1965 to house offices; it was restored between 2004 and 2005 and became a residential tower with 232 luxury apartments. The top two floors (the 19th and the 20th) each have 14 apartments including services (cleaning, maintenance, meals). The tower has a height of 81 m.
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