Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, Finsbury, London: the entrance and waiting area

RIBApix ref no RIBA5239
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1938
Image Date1938
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference5037/48 / MAL3126
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit John Maltby / 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

reflections, entrance halls, columns, glass bricks, health centres