Selfridges, Birmingham, UK - 'A City Gem'

Selfridges is one of Birmingham's most distinctive landmarks and is one of the City's most photographed buildings. Completed in 2003. Going pink in 2021.

 


Selfridges is a great example of modern build and architecture.It was completed in 2003 at a cost of £60 million and was designed by architects, Future Systems and has had a significant influence on contemporary build across many cities worldwide. The exterior is created from 15,000 anodized aluminum discs.

In recent years, many of these discs have gone missing, and you might see men abseiling down the side of the building to clean or replace them. But as of 2021, all of the discs will be taken down and replaced behind scaffolding for the first time in 18 years.

 

Dogtooth Flower by Osman Yousefzada

During 2020 and 2021 all of the discs will be taken down and replaced, while scaffolding goes up with a pink hoarding artwork called the 'Dogtooth Flower' designed by Osman Yousefzada.

Pink SelfridgesPink Selfridges from Park Street (December 2020). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

 

Pink SelfridgesPink Selfridges from Park Street (April 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Gallery of Selfridges over the years from Birmingham People with Passion

March 2013 - Elliott Brown

 

December 2019 Daniel Sturley

 

December 2019 Daniel Sturley

 

June 2019 - Barry Whitehead

 

March 2013 - Elliott Brown

 

March 2019 - Karl Newton

 

January 2019 - James March

 

December 2018 - Barry Whitehead

 

November 2018 - Jay Mason-Burns

October 2018 - Chris Fletcher

 

October 2018 - Mac McCreery

 

August 2018 - Jay Mason-Burns

 

July 2018 - Tammie Naughton

July 2018 - Barry Whitehead

 

March 2018 - Tammie Naughton

 

March 2018 - Chris Fletcher

 

January 2018 - Damien Walmsley

Project dates

01 Feb 2018 - On-going

Passions

Photography, Shopping, Modern Architecture

Contact

(for further information)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ freetimepays.com