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Lubetkin’s legacy: 5 seminal projects by the late Modernist architect – on his birthday

‘Nothing was too good for ordinary people’ – that was the mantra of Georgian-born architect Berthold Lubetkin. Through his practice, Tecton, Lubetkin pioneered the Modernist movement in Britain, using the Borough of Islington as a testbed for his socially-minded designs, while racking up a collection of unique projects that would eventually range from health centres to penguin pools.

Here are five projects that show him at his most forward-thinking on what would have been his 104th birthday.




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