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Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Brooklyn Infusion Center ambulatory care honorable mention Designer ZGF Architects LLP Client Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center Where Brooklyn, New York To ease the stress of daylong chemotherapy sessions, ZGF created a tranquil sanctuary for a Brooklyn infusion center for New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Warm woods and greenery lend a garden feel to the 7,745-square-foot storefront space, in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Brooklyn street on which the facility is located. At the reception, for instance, a slatted-wood ceiling loosely references a pergola, and a number of plants are viewable just beyond. Operating on a “chemo-ready” model, the facility takes appointments for those patients who’ve already gone through the blood work and screening at the main Cancer Center in Manhattan, dramatically reducing time spent in a waiting room. When guests do wait, the experience is made pleasant thanks to an open central lounge area meticulously composed of a soothing water feature, clean white surfaces, bamboo floors, and custom Corian planters with integrated seating—one of which is backed by a wall punched with squares for 76 display. Rope lights at the base of the planters and ceiling cove lighting provide an ethereal touch. Angular ceiling planes within the waiting area read as more cutting-edge rather than clinical. “The consistent message across built projects is that interior architecture and design reconcile with each other. Everything works for an overarching concept, an integrative whole,” said a competition juror. The treatment “pods” incorporate custom chemotherapy chairs equipped with multimedia touch-screens to help pass the time away. For privacy, patients within the pods can slide an etched-glass door closed but still have views of the garden-like main space. —SHEILA KIM OctOber 2012 PHotoGrAPHY: JoHN BArteLStoNe PHotoGrAPHY (toP); CHuN Y LAi (BottoM) HeALtHCAre eNviroNMeNt AwArdS

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Contract - October 2012
Industry News
Exhibition: HD Boutique
Product Focus: Take a Hint
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Healthcare Environment Awards
Kaleida Health, Clinical and Medical Research Building
Old Town Recovery Center
Baystate Medical Center
Legacy Health Randall Children’s Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Brooklyn Infusion Center
Community Hospital @ Yishun
Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Garden
Rehab + Space Center
Heart Care Center
Practice: “Next Practices” in Healthcare Design
Design: Foster + Partners Develops Master Plan for Cleveland Clinic Growth
Exhibition: Studio Gang Architects at the Art Institute of Chicago
Designers Select: Lighting
Ad Index
Renovation: Saving Lives by Updating an Icon

Contract - October 2012