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.
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.
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.
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.
Open House 2019