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#AstonUniversity Library, probably around #1975, when it was built. It was designed by Sir Basil Spence - the architect of Coventry Cathedral and a master of the Brutalist style. Spence was knighted in 1960 for his work on Coventry Cathedral, and went on to design many university buildings including examples at Edinburgh, Newcastle, Nottingham Southampton and Exeter universities. Aston's Library was extended and remodelled in 2010.

#AstonUniversity Library, probably around #1975, when it was built. It was designed by Sir Basil Spence - the architect of Coventry Cathedral and a master of the Brutalist style. Spence was knighted in 1960 for his work on Coventry Cathedral, and went on to design many university buildings including examples at Edinburgh, Newcastle, Nottingham Southampton and Exeter universities. Aston's Library was extended and remodelled in 2010.

Brutalist buildings: Trinity Square car park by Owen Luder

Brutalist buildings: Trinity Square car park by Owen Luder

The seven-storey Trinity Square car park in Gateshead, England, that bore its concrete shutter board construction was designed by Owen Luder.

The Gosta Green campus of Aston University in #1983, showing the side of the Main Building and the Sacks of Potatoes pub in the distance.

The Gosta Green campus of Aston University in showing the side of the Main Building and the Sack of Potatoes pub in the distance.

Chemical Engineering building, Aston University, Birmingham, England.

Chemical Engineering building, Aston University, Birmingham, England.

Aston University Tower 2003 - 2007 in Birmingham. Founded 1966.

Aston University Tower 2003 - 2007 in Birmingham. Founded

The site of the Nelson Building, with the Main Building in the background (notice the lattice mast on the roof, used by the Aston University Radio Society). This photograph probably dates from the late 1970s, as the Nelson Building was completed in 1978.

The site of the Nelson Building, with the Main Building in the background (notice the lattice mast on the roof, used by the Aston University Radio Society). This photograph probably dates from the late as the Nelson Building was completed in

A view of Gosta Green c. 1944-5 showing the Delicia cinema (at this time, a venue for wrestling) and the Sacks of Potatoes pub. The Delicia Cinema opened on 5th November 1923, at a time when the neighbourhood consisted of streets of back-to-back housing. Later, the cinema would be used by the BBC as TV studios until Aston University purchased it in 1971. Today (2013) it houses the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI).

A view of Gosta Green c. 1944-5 showing the Delicia cinema (at this time, a venue for wrestling) and the Sacks of Potatoes pub. The Delicia Cinema opened on 5th November 1923, at a time when the neighbourhood consisted of streets of back-to-back housing. Later, the cinema would be used by the BBC as TV studios until Aston University purchased it in 1971. Today (2013) it houses the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI).

A picture of phase one of the construction work on the Main Building (now part of Aston University). The architects' design provided for nine floors, a basement and a deep air raid shelter. The construction was steel-framed (the frame was provided by Darlaston firm Rubery Owen) on concrete pile foundations, with Portland stone dressing on the external walls. This photo is stamped with the date Mar 4 #1954 (the building was opened the following year).

To enable us to achieve our vision, in 2016 we will launch the first ever major giving campaign for Aston University – Pioneers for Change.

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