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Quadrus Centre, Boldon

The Quadrus Centre in Boldon is on the outskirts of South Shields and many people view this office building as a contemporary work of art, with it’s intrinsic simplicity and “green” credentials. Great importance has been attached to it’s construction using renewable materials wherever possible, and with all wood sourced from well stewarded forests, it’s design incorporates much of what the environmental lobby has been looking for in recent years although it’s “cubist” looks are not necessarily loved by all. Set in a small area of wild parkland with a deep lake fronting the building, it has become a haven for birds, ducks, geese, and other wildlife.

Personally I love the way that it’s cedar clad exterior tends to soak up the available sunlight as it faces west at sun down, and it emits a warm golden glow from a single face, the rest of the building just merges into deep shadow.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 82mm lens, 1/180 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

April 25, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Buildings, Colour, Night, South Shields

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  1. This is a modern interesting building that we should be proud of; all too often people are quick to criticise it’s unique design (I think maybe because they feel intimidated by the new entrepreneurial confidence it represents)…good photo. Travelling by road, the Tyne Bridge or Tyne Tunnel, Penshaw Monument or more recently the Angel were a symbol of a homecoming. Now, the Quadrus is a addition to our great landmarks

    S Wilson

    April 25, 2008 at 12:19 am

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