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Restaurant extension, Whipsnade Zoo, seen from the paddock and gardens

RIBApix ref no RIBA28148
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/Photographervon Sternberg, Morley (1954-)
CountryUK: England
CityWhipsnade
Subject Date1935
Image Date2002
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumDigital image
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Morley von Sternberg / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This project was an extension to the 18th century farmhouse that had been used as a restaurant and represents an attempt to demonstrate that a modernist solution can blend harmoniously with old buildings despite the differences in form and materials. Glass bricks were employed to highlight the entrance front which anticipates that of the Finsbury Health Centre.

Subject tags

zoo buildings, restaurants, verandahs