New ambulatory care center in Manhattan’s Upper East Side “sets the bar” for contemporary healthcare design, according to magazine.
Excerpted from Architectural Digest:
Natural light is typically low on the priority list for health-care design. But the sun is shining at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s David H. Koch Center, designed for chemotherapy, infusion therapy, and myriad other outpatient treatments and procedures. Beyond the tower’s glass–and–obeche wood curtain wall, visitors find a light-filled triple-height lobby, with floating stairs and a monumental painting by Beatriz Milhazes—one of two site-specific commissions by the Brazilian artist for the facility. Both are among the nearly 400 works curated by Salon 94 gallery.
This art program is just one innovation on display. The 734,000-square-foot center champions an architectural model that integrates 21st-century care with patient-centered design.
As treatment options change, so, too, can the physical architecture. Sections of the swirl-patterned facade are removable so that old equipment can be replaced. Says Joe Ienuso, senior vice president of facilities and real estate at NewYork-Presbyterian: “Technology will continue to evolve, and the building anticipates that.”