Gallery: London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of...

Bringing the old town hall in East London back from dormancy meant not just fixing it up, but giving the abandoned historic building a fresh new identity. The property was first constructed in 1910, however after an extensive addition in 1937 the building
 
Bringing the old town hall in East London back from dormancy meant not just fixing it up, but giving the abandoned historic building a fresh new identity. The property was first constructed in 1910, however after an extensive addition in 1937 the building fell on hard times -- until its recent renovation into a modern hotel and conference center. Rare Architects looked closely at the heritage of the building while developing a modern interior and a striking skin composed of laser-cut metal. The result is an unusual synthesis of art deco and modern design that bravely crosses the centennial span of the celebrated building.

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