Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, Islington, London: the main foyer and reception desk

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RIBApix ref no RIBA115647
Architect/DesignerLubetkin & Tecton
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1938
Image Date1982
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC Q 260582
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Martin Charles / 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

entrance halls, glass bricks, health centres, desks