Bethnal Green Town Hall

I had read somewhere that the back elevation of the recently renovated Bethnal Green Town Hall is one of the top ten pieces of new architecture in London.   I was intrigued as I hadn’t registered this elevation (one enters on the opposite side).   It’s a fine, aluminium, if (at least in the photograph) slightly surreal, sheath designed by Michel da Costa Gonçalves and Nathalie Rozencwajg of rare:-




I’m not sure it makes my top ten, but it encouraged me to admire the fine Edwardian façade by Percy Robinson and W. Alban Jones and the sculpture by Henry Poole which shows the Municipality of Bethnal Green protecting the fruits of local industry:-




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