Bonaventure Waystop Housing, Chicago, Ilinois, Floor Plan

A work made of ink and zip-a-tone on paper.

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  • A work made of ink and zip-a-tone on paper.

Date:

1992

Artist:

Bertrand Goldberg
American, 1913–1997

About this artwork

Several projects in Goldberg’s later career focused on addressing special needs within the medical field in the United States and abroad. His Bonaventure Waystop Housing was designed to offer short-term convalescent care for patients with AIDS. It was developed in partnership with a professor from Northwestern University’s School of Medicine and a priest from the sponsoring Alexian Brothers religious community. As an extension of a Chicago facility opened in 1989, Goldberg’s design was intended to reduce patient hospital stays while providing a sense of community in a distinctly residential setting. At this early date in the history of the disease, his provision of family areas and childcare in the Bonaventure plan speaks to an approach of normalization and dignity, resisting the then-common public climate of stigmatization and fear.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Bertrand Goldberg (Architect)

Title

Bonaventure Waystop Housing, Chicago, Ilinois, Floor Plan

Origin

Chicago

Date

1992

Medium

Ink and zip-a-tone on paper

Dimensions

76.2 x 106.9 cm (30 x 42 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Archive of Bertrand Goldberg, gifted by his children through his estate

Reference Number

RX23664/13.15

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