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Empire Pool, Wembley, London: the entrance facade

RIBA Ref No RIBA7303
Architect/DesignerWilliams, Sir Evan Owen (1890-1969)
Artist/PhotographerNewbery, Sydney W. (1894-1985)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1934
Image Date1934
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceA16/36
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectEntrances ; Olympic buildings ; Concrete ; Entertainment buildings ; Towers ; Swimming pools
NOTES: Built for the 1934 Empire Games, this was the largest covered bath in the world on completion. The pool was capable of being decked over to take an ice skating rink and also a tournament arena. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics, after which the building has been used for entertainment and known simply as Wembley Arena.
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