ROBIN HOOD GARDENS: A BRIEF HISTORY

Joe Gilbert

PREMIÈRE SPANISH

SYNOPSIS

Robin Hood Gardens was designed in the 1960s. Its architects proposed a new model of social housing, providing original solutions such as exterior concrete structures to reduce noise or the well-known “streets in the sky”, elevated walkways designed to encourage interaction between neighbours. Although it was conceived as a new mode of vertical urban organisation and sought to make life more pleasant for its inhabitants, the result was a closed place with little visibility, which affected the safety of the building, with little resistance to ageing and deterioration, giving it a cold and hostile image, to the point that many came to question its habitability. All this made it the focus of many architectural and heritage debates, especially since 2008, when the idea of demolishing the complex was mooted. Since then, many interests and projects to “rehabilitate and revitalise” the area have arisen. Today, 1,500 new homes are being built on the site of the 252 homes of Robin Hood Gardens.

SCREENING:

Wednesday May 11 · 19:30 – 21:00 · Short film session 1 · Girona Barcelona Cinemas · Room A ·

 

2021 · ENGLISH. OV with Spanish subtitles · COLOR · 7 MIN

TITLE: ROBIN HOOD GARDENS: A BRIEF HISTORY

DIRECTOR: JOE GILBERT

COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM

JOE GILBERT

Director

Joe Gilbert is a multi-award winning filmmaker based in London. His films revolve around architecture and design, with a particular interest in the relationship between Brutalism and social housing. His films have been screened at several international festivals.

DATA SHEET

TITLE: ROBIN HOOD GARDENS: A BRIEF HISTORY

DIRECTOR: Joe Gilbert

YEAR: 2021

COUNTRY: UNITED KINDOM

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