Lear more about the construction and history of the Barbican Centre and Estate as we dig into our archive to reveal rarely seen photography, architectural plans, video and essays.
Photographer Peter Bloomfield was commissioned by the Barbican to document the final stages of building's construction. His beautiful images - which have never been shared with the public - capture the astonishing scale of the construction effort.
Watch: The Barbican: A Middle Class Council Estate
Produced by the Architecture Foundation, watch this short documentary exploring the history of the Barbican Estate, written and presented by Phineas Harper.