Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, Finsbury, London: explanatory drawing "Cheerful atmosphere"
Lubetkin & Tecton
Colour / B&W
Black & white
RIBA Library Drawings Collection
This is one of a set of explanatory drawings prepared for an exhibition in Finsbury Town hall explaining features of the design. 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.