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Slough trading estate given protected status

May 9, 2018
Cambridge Judge Business SchoolImage copyrightHistoric England
Image caption Cambridge Judge Business School and Thematic House in London have both been listed

Buildings across England considered post-modern in design have been given listed status.

The 17 structures, which include houses, schools, courts and commercial premises, have been added to the National Heritage List for England.

They range from a crown court in Cornwall and a warehouse in Slough to housing schemes in London’s Docklands.

Slough trading estate given protected statusSlough trading estate given protected status

Post-modern architecture emerged in the 1970s in reaction to modernism but fell out of favour before a revival in 2011.

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Thematic House, Kensington and Chelsea, London

Thematic houseImage copyrightDavies James/Historic England
Image caption The “solar” spiral staircase symbolises the sun’s rays and the house’s themes relate to the seasons

Renowned historian and architecture critic, Charles Jencks, was the designer of Thematic House, which has been Grade I listed.

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