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Tributes for architect killed in cycling tragedy

Colleagues remember 29-year-old architect killed by 32-tonne cement mixer lorry while cycling in London

Rebecca Goossen, who had worked for the Metropolitan Workshop since 2007, died following the road traffic accident at the Old Street roundabout in Clerkenwell on Thursday 9 April.

Born in Germany, Goossen graduated from the Technical University in Berlin in 2006 and was taken on as a student assistant at the conservation-focused Dienstleistung Denkmal studio before coming over to the UK.

A tribute on the Metropolitan Workshop’s website described her as a ‘talented’ and ‘highly valued member of the practice.’

The message reads: ‘She joined us in 2007 and her generous contributions to our team, our work and our lives will always be remembered.’

It continues: ’Many of us are cyclists and we support the London Cycling Campaign. This tragedy prompts us to become more involved with its, and transport for London’s, cycling safety initiatives.’

At 6pm tomorrow (Wednesday, 22 April) colleagues will walk from Metropolitan Workshop’s offices to the Goswell Road–Old Street junction to place a ‘Ghost Bike’ at the accident spot.

During her time at the Farringdon-based practice Goossen worked on Stonegrove regeneration in London, Adamstown District Centre in Dublin and the housing projects in Belmayne Neighbourhood Square, also in Dublin.


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