What are your top three brutalist buildings and why?
A tough question to answer, I have more than three. Purely for nostalgic reasons, I have chosen three buildings that made a lasting impression on me growing up in Middlesbrough:
1. Trinity Square car park in Gateshead by Owen Luder partnership. It became a star, after appearing in Get Carter in 1971. Sadly demolished in 2010.
2. Apollo Pavillion, Peterlee, County Durham. A spaceship like concrete structure in the middle of a council estate designed by Victor Pasmore.
3. Dorman Long, South Bank Coke Oven Tower, Middlesbrough by Simon Carves Otto.
If you had the superpower, which demolished building would you bring back to life?
Without a doubt – Trinity Square car park, Gateshead by Owen Luder Partnership and Tricorn Centre Portsmouth by Owen Luder and Rodney Gordon. Both much maligned and now demolished, perhaps if still standing they would now have a chance of being listed in the midst of the resurgence of interest in inner city postwar architecture.