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BUILDING
 
 
Byker Wall
Social housing
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DESIGNER
 
 
Ralph Erskine

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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, brick

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
United Kingdom
State
England
Region
North East
County
Tyne and Wear
Town
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Address
Byker Bridge (A193), Dalton Street, Raby Street, Headlam Street, Conyers Road
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling

TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Urban design and urban renovation
Residential areas, blocks and districts
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1969 - 1973    
Realisation
1981
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AWARDS
 
2007
Grade II* listed building
Particularly important buildings of more than special interest
1988
Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design
1980
Ambrose Congreve Award for Housing
1980
Civic Trust Award
1980
Eternit Award
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Outrage. Byker shame. Ralph Erskine", The Architectural Review 1205, july 1997, p. 23
Yukio Futagawa (ed., photo), Mats Egelius (text), Byker redevelopment, Byker area of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 1969-82. Ralph Erskine [GA 55], A.D.A. Edita, Tokyo 1980
Emilio Renzi, "La casa e la gente. Tre quartieri, tre esempi di collaborazione tra chi progetta, chi decide, chi abita/People and houses: three city areas, three examples of cooperation by planners, decision-makers and occupants", Abitare 170, dicembre/december 1978 [Abitare in pochissimo spazio/Living in a limited space], pp. 58-85
Italo Lupi (photo), "A Newcastle Byker/In Newcastle, Byker", Abitare 170, dicembre/december 1978 [Abitare in pochissimo spazio/Living in a limited space], pp. 58-67 (58-85)
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 687 [XII. La terza età itinerarî degli anni cinquanta ottanta]
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Number
620 apartments
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STAFF
 
Associate designers
Vernon Gracie & Associates
 
 
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