Welcome to RIBApix!
You have no items in your basket.
Close
Filters
Search

Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex: the formal terraced garden

RIBA Ref No RIBA10422
Architect/DesignerCrowe, Dame Sylvia (1901-1997)
Gibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Harlow Development Corporation. Architects' Department
Artist/PhotographerSnoek, Henk (1915-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1958
Image Date1963
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceS63 3616
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditHenk Snoek / RIBA Collections
SubjectTerraces ; Town planning ; New towns ; Garden seats ; Planters, plant pots ; Water features ; Gardens
NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct and first residential tower block in Britain. The Water Gardens were designed by Frederick Gibberd with Gerry Perrin of Harlow Development Corporation Architect's Department in 1958-1959 and were completed in 1963. Sylvia Crowe advised on the layout and planting of the gardens.
*

Please describe how you will use the image including publication or exhibition title.

+ -
*
*
*
)
CLOSE