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Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: the entrance

RIBA49439
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: This commission was the outcome of the succesful modernist work Lubetkin and Tecton had already undertaken at London and Whipsnade zoos. The entrance spans a wide front and is comprised of five ticket kiosks containing eight entrance turnstiles and two exits executed in brick. These are set beneath a roof of independently-supported curved concrete slabs.

Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: the entrance canopy with Clarion signage

RIBA49440
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: This commission was the outcome of the succesful modernist work Lubetkin and Tecton had already undertaken at London and Whipsnade zoos. The entrance spans a wide front and is comprised of five ticket kiosks containing eight entrance turnstiles and two exits executed in brick. These are set beneath a roof of independently-supported curved concrete slabs.

Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: detail of the main entrance showing the overlapping concrete canopies of the kiosks

RIBA49441
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: This commission was the outcome of the succesful modernist work Lubetkin and Tecton had already undertaken at London and Whipsnade zoos. The entrance spans a wide front and is comprised of five ticket kiosks containing eight entrance turnstiles and two exits executed in brick. These are set beneath a roof of independently-supported curved concrete slabs.

Station Cafe, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle

RIBA49442
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: Located immediately to the right of the Zoo entrance, this building has subsequently been subdivided, extended and considerably altered internally.

Station Cafe, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: the entrance elevation

RIBA49443
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: Located immediately to the right of the Zoo entrance, this building has subsequently been subdivided, extended and considerably altered internally.

Station Cafe, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: close-up of the canopy along the entrance front

RIBA49444
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: Located immediately to the right of the Zoo entrance, this building has subsequently been subdivided, extended and considerably altered internally.

Penguin Pool, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle

RIBA49447
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: The pool was built on a steeply sloping site. The pool itself was placed at road level and a long observation window was included on the other side of the building. The slabs and the floating islands in the pool were all covered with a rubber-cement composition for ease of cleaning.

Penguin Pool, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: penguins at play on the floating islands

RIBA49448
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: The pool was built on a steeply sloping site. The pool itself was placed at road level and a long observation window was included on the other side of the building. The slabs and the floating islands in the pool were all covered with a rubber-cement composition for ease of cleaning.

Penguin Pool, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: rear elevation

RIBA49449
Lubetkin & Tecton
NOTES: The pool was built on a steeply sloping site. The pool itself was placed at road level and a long observation window was included on the other side of the building. The slabs and the floating islands in the pool were all covered with a rubber-cement composition for ease of cleaning.
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