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Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Gardens landscape winner Designer mahan rykiel associates with the whiting turner contracting company Client mercy medical center Where Baltimore Urban green space can be a luxury, but at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, the rooftop gardens of the Mary Catherine Bunting Center are places for healing. The gardens are spread across three levels where, beginning at the eighth floor, bubbling fountains and shady trellises outside are accessible to all the building’s occupants. The second level (ninth floor) features private access from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to provide quiet respite for patients, families, and staff. And the third garden (10th floor) is inaccessible, but nonetheless viewable from the floor’s interior waiting area. As an integral element of the building’s sustainable design strategy, the gardens minimize the heat-island effect, reduce demand on storm water systems, improve surrounding air quality, and reduce noise pollution. Each level steps back to effectively preserve views, but also creates a more accessible, human scale among the large surrounding structures. “As you look down on it, [the garden] is a larger, compositional gesture that relates to the urban scale,” says a juror. Features include defined walkways, ample electric lighting, partitioned growth plots, and stone and concrete planters that double as seating and dividers. —EMILY HOOPER 80 OctOber 2012 pHotograpHy: patrick ross pHotograpHy 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