SU7173 : Civic Centre, Reading

taken 7 years ago, near to Reading, Great Britain

Civic Centre, Reading
Civic Centre, Reading
The theme here is the hexagon. The plan of the building is six hexagons clustered together in the shape of a hexagon, a further one inside, and one projecting hexagon at the entrance. That makes eight in total, which spoils the six-ness somewhat. The hexagons are of different heights. They are clad in aggregate with narrow, tinted vertical windows. Built as part of a comprehensive civic redevelopment in 1971-76 to the designs of R. Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners.
It is still the HQ of Reading Council.
There is a smart clock, just visible on the right (SU7173 : Civic offices clock).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 18 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7119 7321 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.2044N 0:58.6109W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7125 7322
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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1950s-1970s Architecture 

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