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TQ 2782 SE 35 PARK ROAD, NW1 RUDOLF STEINER 34/101 HOUSE AND HALL
Hall, offices and meeting rooms for the Anthroposophical Society of Rudolf Steiner Hall 1924-6, rest 1931-2; all by Montague Wheeler, Cast in-situ concrete, faced in Granolithic concrete blocks. Roof not visible. Asymmetrical composition of four storeys. 3 regular bays to left under segmental pediment. Irregular fenestration of central. sections reflects staircases behind. Three under-spaced bays to right. Square mullion casements to upper floors with square panes. Round - arched openings to ground floor with, to right expressionist segmental curved shopfront under coved hood mould.
Interior a powerful composition centred on the hall built to stage performances of 'Eurythmy', the expression of the spirit through physical movement of the building: sinuous expressionistic curves implying movement. This is seen in the irregular angles and curves of the hall proscenium and windows, but most particularly in two staircases animatic in the life given to the concrete structure... read more