V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estate

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

East London council estate designed by Alison and Peter Smithson is considered an important example of brutalist architecture

A three-storey chunk of an east London council estate that is venerated and despised in almost equal measures has been acquired by the V&A.

The museum announced it had made one of the most unusual property deals in its history: rescuing an enormous chunk of the Robin Hood Gardens estate, complete with walkway and maisonette interiors.

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