Manila Plan: Philippine General Hospital

Journal: Duque, E. (2009) ‘Modern Tropical Architecture: medicalization of space in early twentieth-century Philippines’, Architectural Research Quarterly, 13(3-4), pp. 261-271

Philippine General Hospital medical complex is a crucial architecture in Burnham’s plan since health issue in Philippines concerned the Americans. This article examines how William Parsons, as the designer of the medical complex, aims to construct a modern medical complex that also responds to the tropical climate in Manila. After the completion of this medical institution, public health was improved and the population growth was finally stabilized.

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