The Penguin Pool at London Zoo was built in 1934 and was designed by the Russian architect Berthold Lubetkin (1901-1990) and his partnership Tecton.
It is a landmark of early modern architecture in England.The structure had been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair. CRL was appointed to fully restore the structure to its former glory.
The works included:
- Careful removal of numerous coatings of paint (JOSS)
- Extensive repair of the concrete structure to match the original profile
- Application of thin coat render to restore the original finish
- Application of specialist coatings to provide compatability with the penguins and the structural requirements