​Penguin Pool (c. 1934)
​Penguin Pool (c. 1934)

Alfred Thomson RA.

'The … painting is a unique representation of the Penguin Pool at London Zoo, designed by Berthold Lubetkin and the Tecton Group in 1934. The Penguin Pool is an icon of modernist design and had a whole section to itself in Herbert Reid's Unit One book. Not only was it one of the first completed structures to propose a new direction for British architecture, it was also one of the first to demonstrate the expressive and structural potential of reinforced concrete.'