The bid to list Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar, East London has failed. Calls for it’s immediate demolition have been made by Jim Fitzpatrick, the local MP for Poplar and Limehouse. This follows the non recommendation of Listed Status by Historic England.
I am certainly no expert when it comes to conservation or preservation of influential Architecture, really I am not. So this news encouraged me to delve a bit deeper beyond my sketchy superficial knowledge to attempt to form my own opinion. I set aside one day of my life to make Robin Hood Gardens part of it. You can only do as much as you can do. I hope you can find the time to do the same. I know very little about this and the information here is to the best of my knowledge. The links at the end will help you form your own starting point.
My brief research has unfolded the following envelope of stuff:
Robin Hood Gardens was designed by Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. Their international reputation is well respecte...