Balfron Tower

Balfron Tower


A layered 3D elevation artwork portraying Balfron Tower, London, designed by Erno Goldfinger in 1963, and constructed between 1965-67. It is a similar style to his later Trellick Tower, also in London and was Grade II listed in 1996.

Birch plywood is used to represent the brutalist concrete frame building, showing the separated staircore tower and bridge link corridors.

Comes mounted and framed in a black box frame

Material: Birch Plywood

Size: 39cm high x 31cm wide.

Edition size: 50

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Balfron Tower is a 26-storey residential building in  East End of London. Built in a Brutalist style, it forms part of the Brownfield social housing Estate. It was designed by Ernő Goldfinger in 1963 for the London County Council, built 1965–67

It has been a Grade II* listed building since 1996. Balfron Tower is stylistically similar to Goldfinger's later Trellick Tower in London. The lift shaft sits in a separate service tower, also containing laundry rooms and rubbish chutes, and joined to the residential tower by eight walkways. The service tower is topped by a boiler room. Goldfinger himself was pleased with the design and moved into flat 130, on the 25th floor, for two months in 1968. He and his wife threw champagne parties to find out what the residents liked and disliked about his design. He applied what he learnt to his design for the similar and more famous Trellick Tower in West London.