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Apollo: Postmodern architecture wasn’t meant to last – but now it’s part of the establishment


Cambridge Judge Business School’s Old Addenbrooke’s building was given Grade II* status and is one of 17 buildings across England to have been included in the National Heritage List. It was designed by architect John Outram. The article says Outram’s version of postmodernism was “deeply personal and part of a coherent, if highly eccentric, reading of the history of architecture. His designs are underpinned by an attempt to invent a symbolic grammar and syntax around the realities of contemporary construction techniques. The resulting buildings contain an almost frenzied amount of decorative detail but are also solid and muscular in their massing.”

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