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Designed by Berthold Lubetkin and the Tecton Group, and ... - Secret World

Londra NW1 4RY, Regno Unito

by Cristina Bartolini
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Overview

Designed by Berthold Lubetkin and the Tecton Group, and completed in 1934, The Penguin Pool at London Zoo is an icon of British modernist architecture. Not only was it one of the first completed buildings to propose a new direction for British architecture. Perhaps the most iconic and lasting of Lubetkin’s London constructions, the Penguin Pool showcased the expressive potential of Modernism to a hitherto oblivious public. The structure’s complex double helix walkways set an ambitious aesthetic precedent for the movement that continues to enchant visitors to this day.