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Stock Bricks to Brutalism: Housing Design History in Poplar

The walk focuses on social housing design in the massive slum clearance and redevelopment of the East End of London in the 20th century, taking in typical between-the-wars estates, the influential Lansbury Estate, which formed the Live Architecture Exhibition of the 1951 Festival of Britain, and two modernist developments of the 1960s and 70s around which there has been considerable controversy: Balfron Tower (Goldfinger) and Robin Hood Gardens (Smithsons) – at least until its scheduled demolition!