Byker Wall

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 Part of the Byker Wall Byker Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear England UK 
 Keywords: Designed by Swedish architect Ralph Erskine to replace terraced homes which were demolished in the 1960s Built between 1973 and 1978 it was one of the first projects of its type to provide large scale housing near a city centre It covers an area of 200 acres provides homes to 9000 people The snaking northern facade wall shields the landscaped and gardened area to the south of it from wind and road noise It has received the Civic Trust Award the Eternit Award the Ambrose Congreve Award for housing in 1980 and the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for urban design from Harvard University in the United States It is now a Grade II structure English council house flats apartments sheltered protected environment low cost balcony brightly painted curve curved sweeping arc many several multi storey block architecture building social society community

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