Royal Institute of British Architects.
Institutional Internal Reference Code:
Design model for the terminal building (known as the Beehive), Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, by Alan Marlow of Hoar, Marlow & Lovett.
Date of creation:
Extent and basic medium:
Name of creator(s):
Marlow, Alan (architect and model-maker).
Administrative / contextual / biographical history:
Alan Marlow joined Hoar & Lovett to produce the completed designs for Gatwick. Marlow worked on many of the drawings and the model as the building was being constructed. The opening ceremony took place on 6 June 1936.
Provenance / archival ownership history:
Presented on long-term loan to RIBA by Jane Marlow, 2004.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Conditions governing access:
On display in Architecture Gallery, V&A. Part of permanent display.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright RIBA Collections.
Materials, physical characteristics and technical requirements:
Painted card, perspex and wood. H.200 x diameter 1060 mm.
Finding aids available:
RIBA Library catalogue –
John King, ‘Gatwick: The evolution of an airport’, 1986; John John King, ‘Gatwick’s Beehive: a forgotten development’ in ‘The Thirties Society Journal’ II, 1982, pp. 25-28.
Cataloguing rules or conventions followed:
Exhibition / display history:
On continuous display in the Architecture Gallery, V&A since November 2004.
Subjects (Getty Art & Arch Thesaurus):
Airports / Transport centres; Great Britain; England; West Sussex; Gatwick Airport; Beehive terminal building
Gatwick, Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
Alan Marlow (1907-2001), Frank Hoar (1909-1976), William Lovett.