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Brutal Utopias: A National Trust celebration of Brutalist architecture

Calling all architecture fans! London’s Southbank Centre is at the heart of an exciting new project celebrating Brutalist architecture in Britain.

Brutal Utopias: A National Trust celebration of Brutalist architecture will examine Brutalist architecture in Britain – and what better place to start than in London’s South Bank, home to some of the most famous and well-loved pieces of Brutalist architecture in the country. The event will offer behind-the-scenes access to parts of the Southbank Centre never opened to the public before.

Deputy artistic director of the Southbank Centre, Shan Maclennan said: "As we close the doors of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery for a two-year refurbishment project, we pause for a moment to explore their architecture and revisit the radical intentions of their makers which are still modern even in 2015.

"We are thrilled to be doing this with the National Trust, apparently unlikely partners, but as devoted to telling the whole story of the Southbank Centre festival site as we are."

As well as eye-opening tours of the South Bank, the project will also look at the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield and the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

Tours of the Southbank Centre will run across 10 days from September 25.

For more information on this event, click here.