A couple of medical buildings between Lions Gate Hospital and Lonsdale and 13th are coming down. The Northmount Medical Centre 1 is from 1969 – a classic 60s box:
Its western neighbour, Northmount 2, even though finished only a few years later in 1973, adopted the Brutalist style – one of the purer examples in the region.
Unfortunately I can’t find the architect of record for this building, a typical problem since even Emporis, the usual source, doesn’t include architects. (Anyone know a useful online source?)
Perhaps part of the explanation comes from Ryan McLaughlin’s comment below:
I’m sure people will look back at the architecture of our era and draw conclusions about the zeitgeist of our time. Sleek, optimized, austere, and amoral. Postmodern, post-values. Rational, unassuming, cool-tempered. No frills!
For many people, these buildings don’t seem to be ‘architecture’: they’re austere no-frills products.
Here’s what will replace them:
And we do know the name of the designer: Chris Dikeakos Architects.