Aerial view of a site in Shoreditch, London, requiring reconstruction due to heavy bombing during World War II and the proliferation of overcrowded slum areas

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RIBApix ref no RIBA36090
Architect/DesignerGoldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1944
Image Date1944
ViewAerial
MediumPhotomechanical print
Library ReferenceVOS 273 Plate 11
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: During World War II Erno Goldfinger presented his vision of the reconstruction of a post war Britain in a series of exhibitions mounted for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs (A.B.C.A.). In the 1944 ABCA exhibition entitled 'Planning Your Neighbourhood: for home, for work, for play' Goldfinger proposed a blueprint for the rebuilding of the heavily bombed London district of Shoreditch. The image shown here is page 11 of a bound presentation booklet for the project which was designed for the Air Ministry Directorate of Educational Services.

Subject tags

housing, town planning