People don’t like hospitals much.
| Freemason’s Hospital, dark blue ceramic tiles at the main entrance, 1937 |
But this lovingly restored example of interwar functionalism has a very special feel. Bauhaus style.
The architects, Stephenson & Meldrum (Turner), were known for their health work.
In an essay on their buildings Julie Willis said “If Le Corbusier built houses that were ‘machines for living’, Stephenson & Turner built hospitals that were machines for healing.”
And they continue to heal.
| Stairwell, Freemason’s Hospital |