chapter  13
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The Meyer Hospital, Florence: Refurbishment and addition of large greenhouse to historic building in warm climate

The building dates from the 1930s when it was a hospital for tuberculosis patients. It consists of a long three-storey terrace running east-west, of traditional construction with very thick walls and a tiled roof.A central corridor serves rooms on the north and south side (Figures 13.1 and 13.2). The total area is 10,480m2. The building had been semi-derelict for some years.A new paediatric hospital has been built on the site adjacent and the refurbished building forms the administrative and reception centre.