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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Week 45 13 Feature #38 Building Centre Exhibition: Great Estates

Photographs from the exhibition 'Great Estates; How London's Landowners Shape the City' at The Building Centre. The exhibition traces the history of the development of estates in London from the 11th century to the present and the origins of traditional estates such as The Crown Estate, Grosvenor Estate and The Portman Estate, as well as more modern estates and developments such as The Canary Wharf Group, The Barbican and The Queen Elizabeth (Olympic) Park.

The exhibition consists of a timeline running along the inside wall of the main gallery space with scale models in the centre. The exhibition starts with a map showing original and modern estates. Along from this, the timeline begins with a description of the origin of estates such as The Crown Estate and the City of London and then moves on to show drawings and plans for key proposals including Regent Street, Covent Garden and large scale twentieth century housing estates. The models feature developments such as the proposed Wood Wharf development beside Canary Wharf and the Earl's Court regeneration project.

Click here for more information on the exhibition (links to the Building Centre website).

The Building Centre is located on the corner of Store Street and South Crescent in Bloomsbury, WC1.

Great Estates: How London's landowners shape the city 

Map of the London estates


Plan for Regent Street

Model of the Barbican estate

The Grosvenor Estate
St. John Wood


Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf

Covent Garden

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Proposed developments at Earls Court

Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf

Cadogan Cafe by Nex Architects

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