Selfridges Building - Birmingham, U.K.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 52° 28.677 W 001° 53.522
30U E 575248 N 5814775
Quick Description: An iconic architectural landmark of Birmingham - Selfridges Building - is depicted on one of six Great Britain postage stamps issued in 2006 in the series named "Modern Architecture" .
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/10/2019 4:26:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM10BXT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Selfridges Building is a landmark building in Birmingham, England. The building is part of the Bullring Shopping Centre and houses Selfridges Department Store. The building was completed in 2003 at a cost of £60 million and designed by architecture firm Future Systems. It has a steel framework with sprayed concrete facade. Since its construction, the building has become an iconic architectural landmark and seen as a major contribution to the regeneration of Birmingham.
The architecture firm Future Systems were appointed by Selfridge's then chief executive, Vittorio Radice, to design only the third store outside London. Although Selfridges was physically integrated with the Bullring Shopping Centre the client wanted a distinct design approach which would set the store apart from the rest of the development and become an instantly recognisable signpost for the brand. The building's facade is curved, wrapping around the corner of Moor Street and Park Street. The facade comprises 15,000 anodised aluminium discs mounted on a blue background.

3 years after it was selected as a subject/theme of one of the stamps dedicated to a modern U.K. architecture. The multicolour picture of the building is depicted on the stamp with a denomination 44 p ans issued on June 20, 2006.
Stamp Issuing Country: Great Britain

Date of Issue: June 20 2006

Denomination: 44p

Color: multicolored

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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