Castle Restaurant, Dudley Zoo, Dudley Castle: the entrance

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RIBApix ref no RIBA28047
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/Photographervon Sternberg, Morley (1954-)
CountryUK: England
CityDudley
Subject Date1937
Image Date2002
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Morley von Sternberg / 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, entrances, zoo buildings, restaurants