Youth Hostel, Holland House, Holland Park, Kensington, London: view from the access bridge towards the canal, with the facade of old Holland House to the right

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RIBApix ref no RIBA86203
Architect/DesignerCasson, Sir Hugh Maxwell (1910-1999)
Conder, Neville (1922-2003)
Artist/PhotographerSnoek, Henk (1915-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1959
Image Date1959
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP Box 791 Holland Park (S59 2115)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The house was designed for Sir Walter Cope in the early 17th century and was completed and added to by his son-in-law, Henry Rich, Earl of Holland. It was badly damaged in World War II and was largely demolished, leaving a shell and the surviving east wing. This was rebuilt as a youth hostel to the designs of Casson and Conder in 1957-1959.

Subject tags

hostels, conversion of buildings, canals