Alison and Peter Smithson: Robin Hood Gardens, 1966D–1972

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  • With this sculptural megastructure the Smithsons turn away from the original brutalism. The “streets in the sky”, basically networks of elevated walkways, go back to their Golden Lane project from 1952, but are not as integrated into the surroundings as in Park Hill.

  • Demolished in 2018 despite multiple rescue campaigns. The Victoria & Albert Museum preserved façade elements, which were exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018.