This week’s buildings are being selected by architectural historian Dr Barnabas Calder (AKA @BrutalConcrete) an expert on post-1945 architecture who is currently writing a book on British Brutalism.
The second of his choices is below, let us know what building this is by tweeting @WhatBuilding to win a prize.*
*There is no prize
Prentice Women’s Hospital
The Prentice Women’s Hospital and Maternity Center was a hospital on the Downtown Chicago campus of Northwestern University’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the Streeterville district of Chicago’s Near North Side.
The Brutalist design by architect Bertrand Goldberg featured a 9-story concrete quatrefoil tower with oval windows cantilevered over a rectangular 5-story podium. The tower was used as a maternity center, with nursing stations located in the central core and patient wards in the four lobes—a layout which minimized distances between nurse and patient.