ESSEX Architecture Weekend – Walking Tour of Bata Estate
Members of the Bata Heritage Centre take you on a walking tour of this historic modernist working estate, around the houses built for the Bata Shoe Factory workers and the old rubber factory, learning more of the architecture of this incredible site. The factories and houses within the Bata estate are important examples of the modernist movement in design and structure. They reflect similar Bata estates around the world including the massive original complex in Zlin, Czechoslovakia. The Estate was pioneering in its design and consideration of workers rights and living standards.