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Bush Fair neighbourhood centre, Harlow, Essex: the pedestrian precinct with the sculpture 'Boar' by Elisabeth Frink

RIBApix ref no RIBA10538
Architect/DesignerFrink, Dame Elisabeth (1930-1993)
Gibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Artist/Photographerde Mare, Eric (1910-2002)
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1950
Image Date1960
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceEDMN1015
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Eric de Mare / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct and first residential tower block in Britain.

Subject tags

shops, sculpture, new towns, shopping centres