Avanti conservation projects at Open House 2019

20 September 2019

This weekend, Open House will once again welcome visitors for a rare chance to look around some of London’s most iconic buildings.  The programme includes four modernist & brutalist buildings by Erno Goldfinger, Welles Coates, Lubetkin & Tecton and Robert McGuire & Keith Murray which have been carefully restored in recent years by Avanti’s conservation team.

They Include:


The Isokon Building (Grade I Listed)

By Welles Coates 1934

Former home to Walter Gropius, Agatha Christie, Marcel Breuer and James Stirling – Avanti received a Crown Conservation Award for restoration of the flats which will be open to tours from 11:00am–3:50pm.

Avanti also built a Gallery on the ground floor to tell the buildings history which will be open for visitors.


Highpoint I & II (Grade I Listed)

By Lubetkin & Tecton 1935

Visionary new housing design of its time and a design much loved by Le Corbusier, Avanti have restored a number of apartments including the main penthouse.  One of the weekend’s highlights is a tour of Highpoint foyers, gardens and interior of 2 flats.


2 Willow Road (Grade II* listed)

Erno Goldfinger 1939

The Hampstead Home of Erno Goldfinger which Avanti have restored to its original condition and is now a living museum for the National Trust.


St Paul’s Bow Common (Grade II* listed)

Robert McGuire & Keith Murray 1960

A post WWII radical brutalist church, built to replace a Gothic church that was destroyed in the Blitz.



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