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Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre, 10 Ettrick Walk, Cumbernauld, Scotland, 2012 • Famous 1960s brutalist edifice not improved by later additions, and now called the Antonine Centre. The only original part still visible is this portholed structure, once intended as luxury flats.  There’s a good chapter on its architectural background in John Grindrod’s book Concretopia; while Owen Hatherley admires its ‘majesty and folly’ in  A New Kind of Bleak. Sadly, this is basically Cumbernauld’s entire town centre; when I visited, it was not only bleak, but deserted. 

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

Cumbernauld Shopping Centre

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