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Rehab + Scape student winner Designer alex ge, clemson university Where asheville, north carolina (location of proposed project) Rehab + Scape Center proposes a three-story, 76,000-square-foot long-term care and rehabilitation facility that aims to maintain native green surroundings through sustainable design while meeting the needs of a complex rehabilitation program. Ge designed this as a long-term care facility that functions among tree canopies while affording views into a sunken therapeutic courtyard. Suggesting a site among the rolling hills of the Appalachian mountain range, the design would embed one-third of the building into a hillside at an east-west orientation for maximum cross ventilation. The floors are designated according to common use: therapy at the basement level, public and family functions on the ground floor, and semi-private rooms at the upper level. The sunken courtyard optimizes outdoor use, thanks to amphitheater seating, a patio, and wellmaintained turf. The ground level provides comfortable spaces for friends and family, as well as support for patients. The design also calls for less institutional patient room settings and more hospitality to create a productive healing environment. The jury cited the design’s restraint and simplicity. “[The design] is well balanced with the site, presents a strong concept, and incorporates inherent wayfinding,” a juror says. “This is a concept you could take to a client.” —EMILY HOOPER Red Coral Lounge San Juan, Puerto Rico Manufacturers of woven wire fabrics for partitions, window treatments, GuardianCoil blast mitigation screening, and other ornamental metal applications. select no. 27 at renderings: courtesy of alex ge; aksHay arvind sangolli (opposite) 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