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Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, Finsbury, London: the waiting area with furniture designed by Alvar Aalto

RIBA Ref No RIBA8704
Architect/DesignerAalto, Alvar (1898-1976)
Lubetkin & Tecton
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1938
Image Date1938
StyleModern Movement
Library ReferenceDWN7400
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectSeating ; Entrance halls ; Tables ; Health centres ; Murals
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.

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