ERD

Chris Neophytou & Daniel Lyttleton

Erdington is a suburb and ward of Birmingham. It is 5 miles northeast of central Birmingham, England and borders Sutton Coldfield. The western boundary includes the gravelly hill interchange, commonly known as spaghetti junction. The area sits under a flight path.

 

Gravelly Hill Interchange, better known throughout the UK by its nickname Spaghetti Junction, is junction 6 of the M6 motorway where it meets the Aston Expressway in the Gravelly Hill area of Birmingham, England. The interchange was opened on 24 May 1972.

 

Although so much of the design of Gravelly Hill Interchange is determined by the need to link roads through several built-up areas with the minimum demolition and disruption, its structure has taken on a distinct aesthetic quality.

 

The Spaghetti Junction is a living and constantly changing part of the city, by turns hidden and revealed by nature, graffiti and perpetual maintenance. This book is a kind of poem about the Gravelly Hill Interchange

210 × 297 millimeters
32 pages/120gsm uncoated
Saddle stitched (Stapled)
Digital Printing
Edition of 50
Published 2017