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Royal Corinthian Yacht Club

Members of The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club led an exclusive tour of this incredible site as part of ESSEX Architecture Weekend on Saturday 10 September at 11am.

The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club building represented Britain in the 1932 MoMA exhibition Modern Architecture: International, and has been compared to an ocean liner for its sleek white structure and location.

Designed by architect Joseph Emberton – designer of the New Empire Hall at Olympia and Southwark Bridge – its three-storey steel frame is carried on a reinforced concrete platform, on piles rising from the river bed. The walls are panel walls of brick, cement rendered, and there is continuous glazing on the south front facing the river, with cantilevered balconies.


Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, The Quay, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8AX
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Radical Essex is a project re-examining the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

The Radical Essex site is designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Alex Rich, developed by Twelve.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.

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