Palace Of The Soviets. Model & Plan Avenue De Versailles, Paris Penguin Pool, London Zoo Elephant House, Whipsnade Zoo

About this talk

Running time: 40 minutes

The greatest architect in Britain of the 20th century is how John Allan refers to Lubetkin, one "who exemplifies the key ingredients of the Modern movement: the vision of architecture as an instrument of social progress, the beneficial use of technology and innovation, and the pursuit of a radical aesthetic."

Allan was a friend of Lubetkin's for 20 years, until his death, and as a partner in Avanti Architects, has restored several of his buildings (Penguin Pool, Finsbury Health Centre, Whipsnade bungalow, Highpoint and Dudley Zoo).

Author of the definitive work on Lubetkin ("Lubetkin" published by RIBA Publications) he outlines the great man's life in his talk and discusses his most important built or unbuilt projects.

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John Allan

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