Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, Finsbury, London: the disinfecting station

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RIBApix ref no RIBA3337-52
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1938
Image Date1938
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference5037/39
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Dell & Wainwright / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Finsbury Health Centre was an attempt to rationalize the borough's health provision by providing on a single site a wide range of facilities, the needs of some of which could alter radically with time. Tecton's masterly solution to the complex circulation patterns such a multi-functional building entailed was hailed by architectural and medical critics alike as a prototype and a radical break with traditional health provision. The building is Grade I listed and was partly restored in the 1990s.

Subject tags

balconies, pilotis, glass bricks, health centres