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Colliery buildings, Peterlee, County Durham

RIBA49544
NOTES: This photograph illustrates the depressed mining communities of the east Durham coalfield which Berthold Lubetkin visited in his capacity as architect-planner for Peterlee New Town from 1948 to 1950.

Chislet Colliery, Hersden, Kent: the coal hoppers

RIBA73248
Saise, Alfred John (d. 1975)
NOTES: Alfred John Saise was one of the architects of the Miners' Welfare Commission.The colliery closed in 1969, was demolished and replaced by housing.

Rothes Colliery, Glenrothes, Fife

RIBA75589
Riss, Egon (1901-1964)
NOTES: Rothes was an experimental colliery for which Glenrothes, Scotland's second New Town, was created in 1948 to provide housing for the coal miners and their families. The pit closed in 1961 because of unstemmable flooding problems and a decline in coal requirements nationwide.

Ruhr Museum, Zollverein, Essen: the winding tower of Shaft 12 with the boilerhouse beyond

RIBA93271
HG Merz Architects
NOTES: The Zollverein coalmine industrial complex was one of the largest coalmines in the world. Established in the mid 19th century, it became a national monument in 1986 and since 2001 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Notable features include Shaft 12 and the boiler house, designed by Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer in 1927-1932 and considered architecturally spectacular at the time. It was converted into a museum in 2010 by Office for Metropolitan Architecture with HG Merz Architects responsible for the exhibition design.

Ruhr Museum, Zollverein, Essen: the boilerhouse

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HG Merz Architects
NOTES: The Zollverein coalmine industrial complex was one of the largest coalmines in the world. Established in the mid 19th century, it became a national monument in 1986 and since 2001 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Notable features include Shaft 12 and the boiler house, designed by Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer in 1927-1932 and considered architecturally spectacular at the time. It was converted into a museum in 2010 by Office for Metropolitan Architecture with HG Merz Architects responsible for the exhibition design.

Ruhr Museum, Zollverein, Essen: the main entrance

RIBA93273
HG Merz Architects
NOTES: The Zollverein coalmine industrial complex was one of the largest coalmines in the world. Established in the mid 19th century, it became a national monument in 1986 and since 2001 has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Notable features include Shaft 12 and the boiler house, designed by Fritz Schupp and Martin Kremmer in 1927-1932 and considered architecturally spectacular at the time. It was converted into a museum in 2010 by Office for Metropolitan Architecture with HG Merz Architects responsible for the exhibition design.
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