Aerial view of rows of houses in a densly urbanised area with a large crowd of people in the foreground: overlaid text outlines the disadvantages of living in a town environment and the consequent loss of 'neighbourliness'

RIBApix ref no RIBA36082
Architect/DesignerGoldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1944
Image Date1944
ViewAerial
MediumPhotomechanical print
Library ReferenceVOS 273 Plate 3
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 3 of a bound presentation booklet for the project which was designed for the Air Ministry Directorate of Educational Services.

Subject tags

housing, houses, town planning, towns & cities, People, trains