NeoCon 2013 - ASID 2013
ASID TOUR at NeoCon 2013
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago
The difference of what exceptional design can do.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) has a new building at a new downtown address. Named one of the top ten pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Lurie Children’s exemplifies the positive effect design has on the human experience. Lurie Children’s new building is designed to be “green,” and hospital leaders utilized evidence-based hospital design principles to increase patient safety, speed healing and enable the most efficient care.
Over 20 of Chicago's premier art, cultural and civic institutions helped the hospital design unique healing environments that promote education and discovery. The design includes near life-size model whales in the lobby donated by the Shedd Aquarium and a fire truck cab on the 12th floor donated by Pierce Manufacturing.
The sustainable facility will qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. In order to reduce water and energy usage, Lurie Children's includes a green roof, a storm water management system and the use of low-emission indoor products such as paints and carpets. This new hospital is twice the square footage of the old hospital, but energy costs are estimated to increase by just 20 percent.
The Crown Sky Garden
The Crown Sky Garden includes light, sound, water and wood elements. Eco-friendly bamboo planters divide the space to allow for active use as well as a more quiet respite. The highlight of its design is a translucent interactive light wall that weaves throughout the garden at different heights and changes color and brightness as people approach it. These interactive aspects allow children to define the garden. The carved wooden benches are crafted from trees planted prior to the Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and are the gift of John Bryan.
Creating the Crown Sky Garden was a complex, multi-disciplinary process that brought together the best minds in design and patient care with children and families who had direct patient experience.
This is a can’t miss tour that will leave you inspired.
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