Hospital Architecture: Charles Holden, Architect 1875 – 1960
Charles Holden was born in 1875, and has been described as the first of the English Moderns. These slides cover all of Holden’s work, and hospital design forms a significant part of this. In 1899 he entered the architectural office of Harry Percy Adams, a specialist in hospital planning. One of Holden’s first jobs was draughting working drawings for the Royal Victoria Infirmary, and he soon began work on the designs of other hospitals. Two outstanding examples from the turn of the century are the Belgrave Hospital for Children, Kennington and the British Seaman’s Hospital, Constantinople. Both are extensively represented in this slide set. Other hospitals included are: The Bristol Royal Infirmary; The Deal & Walmer Memorial Hospital; St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta; The Manchester Royal Infirmary, as well as the B.M.A. building.
130 colour slides