IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Dezeen on Goldfinger’s Glenkerry House

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, with notices from across the development sector’s publications, and this week features Dezeen on how Ernö Goldfinger’s Glenkerry House is a brutalist ‘vertical village’, as shown in films by Edward Bishop.

image: Dezeen video

Glenkerry House is a 14-storey residential tower that functions as a housing cooperative…

Dezeen and Lizzie Crook write:

This short film, published in collaboration with Open House London, focuses on Glenkerry House, a tower block that marries brutalism with architect Ernö Goldfinger‘s utopian housing ideals.

Filmed by Edward Bishop of Stephenson/BishopFilms, it is one of a series of video tours of overlooked and unusual places in the city commissioned by the festival for its 2020 programme.

Built in Poplar in 1977, Glenkerry House is a 14-storey residential tower that functions as a housing cooperative, meaning that the block is managed by its residents.

It forms a part of Hungarian architect Goldfinger’s Brownfield Estate – a group of concrete tower blocks and low-rise housing at the north entrance of the Blackwall Tunnel, which includes Balfron Tower.

See more Read more….

See more IHBC and HESPR news on IHBC’s Conservation Wiki

For more on HESPR and how to become a HESPR member see hespr.ihbc.org.uk

HESPR flyer 2017Download the HESPR flyer

For a free promotion of your tendering opportunities and work needs to the IHBC’s HESPR members, please send details and links to Joanna at contact@ihbc.org.uk, as soon as possible.

Tenders can also be advertised for a fee with IHBC Jobs etc, including a targeted email to 2000+ recipients as well as full coverage on our NewsBlog alerts and social platforms (membership and followers c.18,000) and websites with c. 290,000 visits a month. Contact Joanna at contact@ihbc.org.uk

This entry was posted in IHBC NewsBlog. Bookmark the permalink.