Designs for Chrisp Street Market, Lansbury, Poplar, London: roof plan and elevation of the Festival Inn

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RIBApix ref no RIBA126483
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1952
Image Date1949
Library ReferencePA1580/4(7)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Gibberd's designs for Chrisp Street Market were part of a larger post-war redevelopment scheme for East London. Having been approached to be the lead architect for the Festival of Britain's South Bank, Gibberd declined, and proposed that an area of East London be rebuilt as a 'Live Architecture' exhibition to run alongside the Festival. The post-war Stepney-Poplar area of London had been divided into eleven neighbourhoods, one of which, Lansbury, was given over to Gibberd's proposal.

Subject tags

town planning, Exhibitions, markets, inns, public houses