The Cube, Birmingham, UK - Great architecture

The Cube, such a wonderful example of modern and creative architecture in Birmingham built between 2007 and 2010 and inspired by the city's tradition of jewellery making.

The Cube


B1 1RN

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Photography by Daniel Sturley


In brief

The Cube was built between 2007 and 2010. It is located near The Mailbox alongside the Worcester & Birmingham Canal on Commercial Street and near Washington Wharf at B1 1RN. The building was designed by Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects. 

The Cube is one of Birmingham's iconic builds and is much loved by the City and photographers.

The Cube, at 25-storeys high, is a mixed-use development. It contains apartments, offices, restaurants, a hotel and a 'skyline' Steakhouse Bar & Grill run by award winning chef and celebrity Marco Pierre White. The Cube even has its own bowling alley.

Taking inspiration from the city’s jewellery making tradition, Ken Shuttleworth's vision for The Cube was to create “an enchanting jewellery box”, rich with light and intricate gold and bronze geometric shapes. 

Abstract of The Cube by Pete Davies

The building’s iconic jewel-like exterior is complemented by an interior that is filled with evocative bronze sculptures by renowned local street artist, Temper.

The panoramic view of the City from the top of The Cube is stunning.

November 2020 - Daniel Sturley


The story of the build

Open in 2010 - Photos by Elliott Brown

Daniel as judge the next year.

Won by Faye Lowey and Oliver Kuklovsky in 2017 with Oliver winning the new youth award.

2017 Chris Fletcher

2018 Peter Leadbetter

View from the Cube by Daniel Sturley


Project dates

22 Sep 2017 - On-going


Photography, Modern Architecture


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