Erno Goldfinger's Glenkerry House is a brutalist “vertical village”

The focus of the next short film by Open House London is the Glenkerry House tower block in Poplar, which marries brutalism with its architect Erno Goldfinger’s utopian housing ideals.

Built in east London in 1977, Glenkerry House is a 14-storey residential tower that functions as a housing cooperative, meaning that the block is managed by its residents.

It forms a part of Hungarian architect Goldfinger’s Brownfield Estate – a group of concrete tower blocks and low rise housing at the north entrance of the Blackwall tunnel, which includes Balfron Tower.

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