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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E

Left: The double-height lobby atrium
is embellished with a 32-foot-tall
chandelier map of New Orleans by
artist Ray King. Floor-to-ceiling glazing
offers brightness and wide sightlines
throughout the facility, complemented
by high-end finishes not typical for
a community hospital. Bottom, left:
UMC's inpatient towers overlook
Canal Street in New Orleans' Mid-City
neighborhood. Shaped like the letter
"E," the three tower wings ease
navigation while drawing daylight into
each room. Below: In the clinic area,
a backlit, perforated metal wall offers
an abstracted image of New Orleans'
wrought-iron architecture. To the right,
the entry sign features a likeness of
artwork from Charity Hospital, UMC's
predecessor, which was devastated by
Hurricane Katrina.

At home in the Big Easy

The opening of the new 2.3 million-square-foot University Medical Center New Orleans in August 2015
helped restore clinical healthcare services to New
Orleans and formed the cornerstone of a new medical corridor, all of which were lost during Hurricane
Katrina.
The $754 million project includes three patient towers with 424 beds, a diagnostic and treatment building
with conference and research facilities in the center
of campus, and an adjoining clinic. Despite its size, a
number of custom touches were employed to honor
its New Orleans heritage and connect the community
hospital with the population it serves while creating
a healing environment. For example, a New Orleans

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map chandelier hangs above the central lobby, which
serves as a middle point between the hospital and
clinic wings. Custom laminate graphics in the patient
and exam rooms and photographs in the public waiting area and corridors honor the city's culture and
design style, while French Quarter-inspired magnified ironwork patterns appear on backlit perforated
metal walls in the corridors. "Excellent response to
the context and culture of New Orleans," a Showcase
juror commented.
In addition to its pleasing aesthetic, the project
houses several resiliency features, including a fa├žade
that's capable of withstanding impact equivalent to
a Category 3 hurricane. The emergency department
can expand or contract depending on need and all
of the hospital's critical infrastructure, services, and
supplies, including the ED, are located 21 feet above
base flood elevation.

SEAN AIRHART (ATRIUM, STREET VIEW); BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER (CLINIC)

University Medical Center New
Orleans, New Orleans; submitted
by NBBJ


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