Rotunda to the Roundhouse: Form Follows Function? // Christiane Worth

Sat 23rd Mar // 12pm

£6.50 - 8.50

Selfridges balcony, Bullring, Birmingham B5 4BP

A walk between two of Birmingham’s most famous round buildings across the city centre; looking at the relationship between form and function in architecture.

Round building are unusual in modern cities where right angles and straight lines dominate. Curves stand out and get noticed. But does their form convey an understanding of how the buildings are used? Or perhaps this is purely an aesthetic consideration. This walk between two of Birmingham’s most famous round buildings explores how their form relates to their function. On the way we will be looking at this relationship in other selected buildings.

It tends to get a little crowded near the Rotunda (and Bull) so lets meet at the location below.

Keep an eye out for a person in high vis, and the Roundhouse logo.

About Christiane:

Christiane is an Art Historian with a special interest in the history of Birmingham and its architecture.

  • Footwear suitable for urban walking and weather-appropriate clothing essential

  • Route is accessible throughout

  • Second outing for this walk

  • Ticket booking is via Roundhouse Birmingham