22 glistening photos of Birmingham's modern architecture

See the city's newest buildings at their very best
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Birmingham's skyline has been transformed in recent years. Since 2000, the city's seen an invasion of sparkling skyscrapers, space-age architecture and camera-friendly design. From Millennium Point to The Cube, we've rounded up some of our favourite photos of the city's newest landmarks. 

Photo: Selfridges in the Bullring in Birmingham
ozz13x

Selfridges at the Bullring

Selfridges at the Bullring is covered in 15,000 spun aluminium disks.


Photo: ozz13x
Photo of The Cube in Birmingham
Nigel Swales

The Cube

Architect, Ken Shuttleworth took inspiration from Birmingham's jewellery-making history, to design the Cube. 


Photo: Nigel Swales
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Reflection of the Library of Birmingham

The library was described as a 'people's palace by architect Francine Houben.

Photo: Simon Felton

Photo: Selfridges in the Bullring in Birmingham
Simon Felton

Shoppers reflected in the Bullring ceiling

It took 15,500 tonnes of steel to build the Bullring. 

Photo: Simon Felton
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Photo of the Library of Birmingham
Daniel Cottle

Library of Birmingham

The library has studio theatre and an outdoor amphitheatre, as well as literary and digital resources. 

Photo: Dan Cottle

Photo of The Cube in Birmingham
Andrew Gustar

The Cube

Ken Shuttleworth described the building as ‘an enchanting jewellery box’.

Photo: Andrew Gustar

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Photo of Millennium Point in Birmingham
Steve N

Millennium Point

Millenium Point cost £114 million to build. 

Photo: Steve N

Photo: Selfridges in the Bullring in Birmingham
Ella Mullins

Selfridges

Construction of the Bullring and Selfridges cost half a million pounds per day.

Photo: Ella Mullins

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Photo of The Sentinels and the Beetham Tower, 10 Holloway Circus in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

The Sentinels and the Beetham Tower

Photo: Elliott Brown

 Photo of the Library of Birmingham
Simon Felton

Inside the Library of Birmingham

The library gets more than three million visitors every year. 

Photo: Simon Felton

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Photo of The Mailbox in Birmingham
Malcolm Browne

The Mailbox at night

The Mailbox used to be a post office sorting office, opened in the '70s. 

Photo: Malcolm Browne

Photo of Millennium Point in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

Millennium Point

Millennium Point was England’s largest landmark Millennium Project outside of London.

Photo: Elliott Brown

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Photo of The Cube in Birmingham
k0olui

The Cube

Architect Ken Shuttleworth also designed The Gherkin in London.

Photo: k0olui

Photo of the Library of Birmingham
Steve N

Library of Birmingham

You can view The Cube from the top floor of the Library of Birmingham.

Photo: Steve N

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Photo of Beetham Tower, 10 Holloway Circus in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

Beetham Tower, 10 Holloway Circus

Beetham Tower is 121.5 metres tall. 

Photo: Elliott Brown

Photo of Hyatt Hotel in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

Hyatt Hotel

Hyatt Hotel sits alongside the Crown Plaza Hotel and Alpha Tower. 

Photo: Elliott Brown

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Photo of Millennium Point Car Park in Birmingham
Steve N

Millennium Point Car Park

The car park is owned by Birmingham City Council and worth  £11.7 million.

Photo: Steve N

Photo of the Spiral Cafe at the Bullring in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

The Spiral Café

The Spiral Café was designed by Marks Barfield. 

Photo: Elliott Brown

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Photo of Bournville College in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

Bournville College

With a capacity for more than 15,000 students, Bournville College has a 4.2 acre campus site.

Photo: Elliott Brown

Photo of Millennium Point Car Park in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

Millennium Point Car Park

Millennium Point Car Park was turned into a viewing area for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Photo: Elliott Brown

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Photo of Bournville College in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

Bournville College

The new campus cost £66 million. 

Photo: Elliott Brown

Photo of Millennium Point in Birmingham
Elliott Brown

Millennium Point

Millennium Point was opened by the Queen on 2 July 2002.

Photo: Elliott Brown

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