Bradford celebrates iconic architecture on big screen

The most iconic buildings of Bradford will celebrated on the city’s big screen in the coming weeks.

Depicted by local artists, the exhibition will not only show off the amazing architecture of the West Yorkshire city, but the talent of the local creatives. The event is part of Colin Neville’s Not Just Hockney Project.

The great City Park screen will offer daily presentations over January and February depicting famous buildings of Bradford, including Salts Mill, the Bradford Odeon, the Saltaire buildings, Bradford Hall and Cartwright Hall. Along with these iconic examples of the city’s architecture will be buildings chosen for their value to local people, such as the Broadway Centre and the Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Not all the buildings shown on screen will bear architectural distinction; some buildings included, like the now demolished B&B building, were widely considered not to be aesthetically pleasing. The building did however provide a social and working hub for Bradford and its citizens, allowing it to make the cut.

When designing a building project, it is essential to ensure a new structure or extension fits with the area it is built in, while also serving the needs of those who use it. City architects in Chester and Bradford, right down to London, must always consider this when making designs to ensure their buildings plans have longevity.

UNESCO City of Film manages the park screen. Its Director, David Wilson, commented:

“Bradford’s buildings are a real testament to the fantastic heritage of this place.”

The exhibition of architecture and art in Bradford will run each day at 12:30pm.

Posted by Mark
January 7, 2020
Architecture in the Media

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