Model demonstrating the assembly of a prefabricated concrete construction system for Westville Road Primary School and Brandlehow Road Infants School, Hammersmith, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA28533
Architect/DesignerGoldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1950
Image Date1950
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumModel
Library ReferenceMOD/GOLD/9
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Goldfinger invented his own prefabricated concrete system for the building of Westville Road Primary School and Brandlehow Road Infants School. A crane moved across a concrete platform, dropping the uprights into holes prior to positioning the cross beams into the grooves, as demonstrated in this model.

Subject tags

concrete, schools, construction sites, cranes, prefabrication