Castle Restaurant, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: the canopied entrance

RIBApix ref no RIBA49470
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/PhotographerFelton, Leo Herbert (d. 1968)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1937
Image Date1937
StyleModern Movement
Library Reference5049/3 (Felton R.395)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The site of the restaurant sloped steeply and this dictated its shape. At the behest of the Office of Works the building had to be kept low. In order to provide a necessary sense of space to the restaurant interior whilst complying with the dictates of the Office of Works, the roof was given a conic shape which greatly enlarged the volume of the room without affecting the external appearance.

Subject tags

concrete, brickwork, entrances, zoo buildings, canopies, restaurants