Qasr al-'Ayni Hospital and Medical School, Cairo: design for new buildings. Gouache after J. T. Cackett & R. Burns Dick, 1922.
- Cackett & Burns Dick.
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Aerial view with, as a vignette, a perspective from the other side of the bridge This drawing was produced as part of the submission for a limited competition, arranged by the Egyptian Government, for a hospital of 1,225 beds to be built on Rodah Island in the Nile at Cairo. Details of the competition, assessor John William Simpson PRIBA, may be found in the Builder, 15 April 1921. The competition was won by C. Nicholas and J. E. Dixon-Spain, result announced in the Builder, 16 March 1923. It seems that the winning design was never built Qasr al-'Ayni means the palace of al-'Ayni; al-'Ayni is a personal name
Design for Qasr-el-Aini Hospital and Medical School Cairo. View over Mohammed Ali bridge
1 painting : gouache ; sheet 56.5 x 86.7 cm
Wellcome Library no. 26479i
Attribution from auction catalogue, in which the present work appears among others from the firm of Cackett & Burns Dick of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The firm was founded by James Thoburn Cackett (1860-1928) who was in partnership from 1896 with Robert Burns Dick (1869-1955). The practice continued as Cackett Burns Dick and MacKellar, and later as R.N. MacKellar and Partners. It designed the Laing Art Gallery (1900) and other buildings in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and, after World War I, airship-hangars in Cardington, Beds. See A. Stuart Gray, Edwardian architecture, London 1985, p. 133