2010 Award Recipient Announced
The CARITAS Project, its Advisory Board, and its
Award Judges and Partners are delighted to announce the Award Recipient
for the First Annual Generative Space Health Improvement Award.
The Cancer Institute is the spatial embodiment of translational medicine. With outpatient cancer treatment spaces and scientific research laboratories combined in a single structure, this is a visible destination with a distinct institutional identity: open, patient friendly healthcare.
The design solution is rooted in the landscape and connections to nature. The sweep of the “arc”—a unifying landform that defines the building geometry, approach, façades and gardens—organizes a series of addresses for the Cancer Institute, the Medical Center and the future Children’s Hospital. Once within, spaces collect around iconic atria and courtyard where visual transparencies make exterior spaces year-round extensions of the interior environment. Further, a novel collocation and commingling of offices for researchers and clinicians on the two upper floors occurs around a social interaction hub that fulfills the project’s mission: fostering translational exchange and innovation to speed the discovery of a cure.
The complete submittal is provided for your information.
The Judges' highly favorable comments included:
"It provides innovation and documentation
of how they have succeeded with the design of the building to promote
collaboration and communication, recognizing the variety of needs for
privacy and community of cancer patients."
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