Frankenstein in Leicester


Leicester University Engineering Building
Architect: Stirling and Gowan 1959

In the engineering building at the University of Leicester by Stirling and Gowan, the profession was presented with its Frankenstein, amidst a concert of maidenish squeaks that have not yet died down.*

Steve Cadman has produced an excellent photo set of Leicester buildings. View the Leicester architecture slide-show at fast speed and see Stirling’s Leicester Engineering Building in the context of the vigorous and eclectic architecture of the city.


Steve Cadman’s Leicester architecture set

* Ian Brown in Architectural Forum April 1972, quoted in James Stirling, Buildings and Projects 1950-1974 Introduction by John Jacobus, Layout by Leon Krier and James Stirling.

Photographs © Steve Cadman

James Stirling 22 April 1926 – 25 June 1992

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