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Let’s Talk Trends Vol. 2: Healthcare

In this publication of Let’s Talk Trends we’re taking a close look at A&D influences and trending innovations in the changing landscape of healthcare. With the recent onset of COVID-19, there are many unknowns, particularly in the healthcare environment. However, we acknowledge that there are also other important issues that have been the focus of improvement through ongoing research and innovation for quite some time. We will address demographic, technological, and social topics impacting the future of healthcare environments.  As you read further, we’d like to get your input on how the current transformations taking place may be further affected by COVID-19.

Health Center Serves as Glowing Neighborhood Beacon with Color-Shifting ALUCOBOND® PLUS Cladding

With an angular futuristic design and dynamic color-shifting metal cladding that melds red with orange and yellow, the new Esperanza Brighton Park health center serves as a glowing beacon, welcoming residents seeking healthcare and wellness services in this previously underserved southwest Chicago neighborhood.

Multicolored Alucobond Panels Create Playful Facade For LEED Platinum Health Center

LEED Platinum is a certification reserved for only the most sustainable projects in the world. In Canada, the largest LEED Platinum project is the University of Calgary Child Development Centre (CDC), a project built on the ideals of a sustainable future for its patients. Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. explains, “We discovered a lot about the level of collaboration that is required for a project of this kind. Every design element incorporated into the facility had to be considered from a complexity of angles –functionality, efficiency, sustainability, budget and aesthetics.”

Vibrant Alucobond Color-Coding System Aids In Hospital Navigation

Project Name: Marne-la-Vallée Hospital
Project Location: Jossigny, France
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Spectra Various Colors
Architect: Brunet Saunier Architecture
Photography: Brunet Saunier Architecture

There is a considerable emphasis on the durability of the materials chosen in healthcare design, as reconstruction due to interior or exterior building degradation could be disruptive to patient care.

Healthcare facilities are often not the most aesthetically pleasing exterior designs, with primary objectives being technological efficiency and patient comfort. However, as more research is obtained regarding the relationship between building efficiency and patient care, a higher volume of healthcare designs emerge with incorporating these core goals with more attractive designs.

Architects Paint Medical Office Tower With Custom ALUCOBOND PLUS

Project Name: Penn Medicine Washington Square
Project Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alucobond Materials: Alucobond Plus Custom Colors; Spice Hu, Fireweed, Fired Brick
Year of Completion: 2013
Architect: Ballinger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fabricator: Wyatt Incorporated, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
General Contractor: LF Driscoll Co., LLC, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Images: Photos © Jeffrey Totaro

The new Penn Medicine Washington Square outpatient medical facility opened in September 2013 in the Walnut Towers property at the corner of 8th and Walnut streets in Philadelphia’s Center City with plenty of parking. In fact, this new 12-story medical office tower was built over an existing seven-story garage featuring 600 parking spaces.