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FIRST LOOK

THE CENTER FOR OBESITY AND
DIABETES
THE CENTER FOR Obesity and Diabetes, or Centro Medico de Diabetes,

COURTESY OF PERKINS+WILL

Obesidad y Especialidades (CEMDOE), in Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic, has a social mission to decrease the prevalence of diabetes
and improve the health of its patients. The 80,000-square-foot center,
designed by Perkins+Will's Miami office, provides a variety of services,
including advocacy, community awareness, and holistic prevention and
treatment strategies.
Located in the Dominican Republic's largest city and capital, CEMDOE
is an integrated medical institution housing outpatient clinics, medical
research, and disease management. The program includes foot, diabetic,
and specialty clinics, as well as dialysis, an observation unit, research,
conference/education spaces, and a cafeteria. It's scheduled for completion in fall 2018.
Designed as a series of active pedestrian zones, the building and landscape promote health and well-being. An internal courtyard serves as a
healing space where patients can undergo physical rehab and therapy
in a serene meditative environment. The building includes light-infusing elements such as light wells and skylights, and strategic façades
provide an abundance of controlled natural light to minimize artificial
lighting costs while maintaining building efficiency.
The facility maximizes operational efficiency, too. For example, the
conference center and café are located on the ground level with access
to the courtyard. The clinics are designed in modules to allow future
flexibility, while a multidisciplinary core supports the exam rooms,
promotes collaboration, and has a light well bringing in natural light.
The sustainable elements of CEMDOE are interwoven in its design.
The facility is positioned on the site to maximize energy consumption.
Parking spaces implement a natural green paving system that provides
better storm water management. Emissions are reduced by 70 percent
through a rooftop installation of a 144kW photovoltaic array. The project will conform to the 2030 Challenge, a voluntary initiative that calls
for all new developments to be carbon neutral. 

CORRECTION

In the May 2017 issue of Healthcare Design, the article "Uplifting Design"
included an incorrect company name. Artisan Display Inc. (Red Mill, Pa.) is
the firm that constructed the mosaic.

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First Look
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Starting Point
Process Improvement
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