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Handshake JLP01_08_061406
Handshake JLP01_08_061406
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Beer hatch JLP01_09_783158
Beer hatch JLP01_09_783158
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Handshake JLP01_08_061406 Featured Image

Handshake JLP01_08_061406

COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE, KENSINGTON HIGH STREET, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, GREATER LONDON. Two men shaking hands at the Commonwealth Institute's topping out ceremony reception.
Laing built the Commonwealth Institute between October 1960 and October 1962 to replace the former Imperial Institute that was to be demolished to make way for new facilities at Imperial College. The building consisted of a four-storey administrative block housing a library, restaurant, board room and conference hall and a separate two-storey b lock containing a cinema with an art gallery above, but the focus of the project was the exhibition hall with its hyperbolic paraboloid roof, the first of its kind constructed in Great Britain. The exhibition, designed by James Gardner, provided spaces where each of the Commonwealth nations could showcase their achievements and characteristics, primarily to school children as teaching aids to enliven history and geography lessons

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