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Penguin Pool, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London: the elliptical pool and ramp

RIBA2427-3
Lubetkin Drake & Tecton
NOTES: This was Tecton's second commission for the Royal Zoological Society, the site consisting of a series of derelict ponds and a paddock. A dramatic design was needed to show off the antics of the penguins and this was achieved by two cantilevered ramps spiralling around one another without any intermediate support. The surrounding trees were kept and a cover provided around part of the elliptical structure to protect the penguins from the sun. The flat paths were coated with plastic rubber, the steps were of slate and the concrete ramps were kept wet by a revolving fountain. The structure was allowed under a clause in the London Building Act which exempted from the regulations buildings under a certain size which were not destined for human habitation and which were more than 30 ft from any other building. The pool had been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair after the Royal Zoological Society encountered strong opposition to its plans for major alterations in 1951. The pool was listed in 1970 and restored in 1988. The executive architects were Lubetkin and Drake.

Penguin Pool, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London

RIBA2435-4
Lubetkin Drake & Tecton
NOTES: This was Tecton's second commission for the Royal Zoological Society, the site consisting of a series of derelict ponds and a paddock. A dramatic design was needed to show off the antics of the penguins and this was achieved by two cantilevered ramps spiralling around one another without any intermediate support. The surrounding trees were kept and a cover provided around part of the elliptical structure to protect the penguins from the sun. The flat paths were coated with plastic rubber, the steps were of slate and the concrete ramps were kept wet by a revolving fountain. The structure was allowed under a clause in the London Building Act which exempted from the regulations buildings under a certain size which were not destined for human habitation and which were more than 30 ft from any other building. The pool had been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair after the Royal Zoological Society encountered strong opposition to its plans for major alterations in 1951. The pool was listed in 1970 and restored in 1988. The executive architects were Lubetkin and Drake.

Villa E.1027, Cap Martin, Roquebrune

RIBA2501-8
Badovici, Jean (1893-1956)

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

RIBA2513-9
Mendelsohn, Eric (1887-1953)

Pepys Estate, Deptford, London

RIBA2543-10
Greater London Council. Department of Architecture & Civic Design

The Caveman Restaurant, Gough's Cave, Cheddar Gorge

RIBA2578-11
Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey (1900-1996)
NOTES: The restaurant was built in 1934 but a year later the space between the two arms of the building was turned into another restaurant with a glass roof.

Vickers House, Millbank, London: the tower seen between the podium and the Y-block

RIBA2579-11
Ronald Ward & Partners
NOTES: Commissioned by Vickers Ltd and financed by Legal & General Assurance Society, this redevelopment consists of three main sections: the 34-storey tower and 8-storey Y-shaped block, and an 11-storey residential block.
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