Warburg Institute

I am posting a link to the editorial in this month’s Burlington Magazine because I am a great admirer and supporter of the plans which have been drawn up by Haworth Tompkins to enlarge and renovate Charles Holden’s austere 1950s building which can have had little money spent on it since opening in 1958 (I find it hard to view Holden as an arts and crafts architect, more a hardline Scandinavian modernist). Already, there are signs of much increased public activity, including its Summer School and many more public events and lectures. These will be housed in the new lecture theatre. There will be scope for the growth of the library and room for more students. It’s a great change from the years of entrenched warfare with the University of London and noble of the University to have invested in the Warburg’s renovation so handsomely.



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