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Polar Bear Pit, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: the stepped entrance to the spectator gallery

RIBA Ref No RIBA28048
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/Photographervon Sternberg, Morley (1954-)
CountryUK: England
CityDudley
Subject Date1937
Image Date2002
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditMorley von Sternberg / RIBA Collections
SubjectConcrete ; Zoo buildings
NOTES: Lubetkin and Tecton adapted a deep natural ravine to provide these three enclosures with the circular polar bear arena situated in the centre ringed by an elevated terrace. This terrace spanned the ravine and afforded excellent viewing facilities for spectators. In addition there were lower viewing areas and the lions and tigers could roam over the various concrete slabs placed at differing levels in the steeply-sided ravine. For the polar bears a diving ramp and an eight-foot deep swimming-pool were provided.
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