Ernő Goldfinger. Model demonstrating the assembly of a prefabricated concrete construction system for Westville Road Primary School and Brandlehow Road Infants School, Hammersmith, London. 1950
In 1950 Goldfinger produced an experimental cast-concrete frame with brick and glass walls for two London County Council schools. Wartime bombing had disproportionately affected London, where, at the conflict’s end, more than 1,300 schools were damaged or destroyed. Goldfinger’s design was economical, and as his model indicates, required a single crane to erect the precast frame, which could be accomplished in only twenty-four days.
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