Modern Hospitals and Cultural Heritage
Cor Wagenaar

The decades between 1950 and 1980 mark the heydays of modern hospital architecture. It represents an ideal merger between Modernism and medicine and a highly specific approach to health and illness as medical qualities. Since the 1990s, public health experts have recognized that aspects that have been discarded both by medicine and by modern architecture should be re-integrated in all policies that target health: the modern hospital has become a relic of the past. This essay is a plea to incorporate the changing views on health and illness in the value assessment of the modern hospital.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Healthcare architecture, Form and Function, Healing architecture, Modern hospitals, Healing machine.

Issue 62
Year 2020
Pages 36-43

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