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Croydon's tower: reconciling old traumas and new hopes

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posted on 31.08.2017, 10:50 by Robert Schmidt III, Dan Sage, James Pinder, Charles Holland, Simon A. Austin
The suburban town of Croydon exists as one of London's thirty-three boroughs. Located to the south, it has historically been an important gateway bridging central London with South East England. Croydon has the largest population of all the boroughs, boasts the third largest office stock in London and the largest shopping centre in south London. This article examines how Croydon's changing architectural landscapes remember, and rework, urban traumas. It focuses on the adaptive reuse of Croydon's 1960s podium and tower office stock; the iconic Nestle Tower is discussed as an exemplar.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Interventions / Adaptive Reuse

Volume

4

Pages

86 - 94

Citation

SCHMIDT, R. ... et al., 2013. Croydon's tower: reconciling old traumas and new hopes. Interventions Adaptive Reuse (Int/AR), 4, pp.80-89.

Publisher

Rhode Island School of Design

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2013

ISBN

9780983272328

ISSN

2154-8498

Language

en

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