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Goal #2: Nature connections
The San Carlos Center was also perfectly situated to
deliver on the almost ubiquitous industry design goal
of providing users with access to nature in one way or
another. For example, a glass-walled bridge (where the
cut-metal ceiling element lives) between departments
provides lovely views to the lush landscaping as well
as access to the readily available California sunshine.
Views to the outside are plentiful throughout the building and are enhanced by the earthy, textural details
and colors of the interiors.
Likewise, Chongqing Angel Women's & Children's
Hospital in Chongqing, China, didn't choose its "mountain resort" design theme by accident. Surrounded by a
terraced terrain and mountain vista views, the hospital
also incorporates dreamy, photorealistic landscape
images throughout to underscore the sense of nature.
Designed by Robarts Spaces Ltd. (Beijing), the project
took the Women's category award.

But access to nature can be a much harder
proposition on certain sites and in less hospitable
climates, requiring a more creative approach. This
was a challenge for the SUNY Upstate Cancer
Center in Syracuse, N.Y., designed by EwingCole
(Philadelphia), one of two winners in the Outpatient
Clinics category. "It's a very large mass of a building,"
says Saul Jabbawy, director of design at EwingCole,
adding that the building is also located in one of the
rainiest cities in the country. "The whole idea was to
create connectivity to the outdoors and nature. And
while the building itself does that"-mostly through
a three-story, glass-fronted atrium-"we still had
to create artificial stimuli to essentially replace the
advantage of outdoor views and outdoor light."
They did so through the use of supergraphics
featuring vibrant natural imagery that contribute
to the creation of "internal landscapes." Explains
Jabbawy, "We have a continuous thematic vision of

Left: A custom, cutmetal element shades
and filters the strong
California sunshine in
this transition area for
the Palo Alto Medical
Foundation's San Carlos
Center. Above: The
interior aesthetics stress
nature and comfort.

Above: SUNY Upstate Cancer Center, designed by
EwingCole, takes a bold approach to bringing nature
indoors with vibrant supergraphics and cheery pops of
color. Right: A striated approach to forms helps break up
the large building mass, create a sense of "alternative
landscapes," and allow for pockets of privacy.
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Healthcare Design - December 2015
Contents
HCDmagazine.com
Editorial
Show Talk
Monitor
The Center
The Inside Story
Hitting the Mark
View From the Top
Echoing the Landscape
Master Class
Research
Special Supplement: 2015 Remodel/Renovation Competition
Remodel/renovation Competition
Special Advertising Section: Remodel/Renovation Directory
Special Supplement: 2015 Product Innovation Awards
Product Innovation Awards
Special Advertising Section: Product Innovation Gallery
First Look
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Cover2
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Contents
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - HCDmagazine.com
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Editorial
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Show Talk
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Monitor
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - The Center
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - The Inside Story
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Hitting the Mark
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - View From the Top
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Echoing the Landscape
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Master Class
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Healthcare Design - December 2015 - Special Supplement: 2015 Remodel/Renovation Competition
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