A hospital's journey from architectural paean to beacon of bad taste
Israel's Beilinson had to evolve, but all that remains of the original ground-breaking design are isolated remnants.
I went looking for Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, or rather for the hospital’s historic structure designed by Arieh Sharon and Benjamin Idelson in 1954 and considered an architectural icon of its time. Before paying a visit, I spent time looking at the original plans for the hospital and old photographs showing the elegant shades, interior courtyards and garden than once wrapped around the buildings. But...
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