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Heart Care Suggesting a proactive approach to battling the latest health epidemics such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes, the Heart Care Center proposal combines preventative education with therapy, supported by sustainable and evidence-based design. Projected for a site in Balgaum, India—a southern region where approximately 2.4 million people a year require heart surgery—Sangolli’s design is also informed by case studies of successful cardiac centers including the Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center in New York and Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The design employs extensive green spaces, indoors and out: Extensive rooftop gardens are planted with self-sustaining succulent plants such as aloe, agave, and echeveria; green roofs also provide natural insulation, absorb storm water run-off, and filter carbon dioxide and pollutants. Indoors, plantings take the form of living walls with a density of 30 plants per square foot. Patient rooms are single occupancy with accessibility to family lounges. “There is a strong relationship between form and function,” a juror says. “We like the student’s integration of public wellness functions alongside cardiac care.” —EMILY HOOPER student honorable mention Designer Akshay Arvind Sangolli, Texas A&M University Where Belgaum, India (location of proposed project) Like more creative panel mounting options? N G E U I N E D T E A N R R WA O R I standoff system Select No. 112 at G I N A L

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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