Architecture and Design of Swedish Medical Center
The wing, a triangularly designed 180-foot-tall tower with a convex crescent-shaped front, will serve as the Medical Center’s new front door. The tower ties the older, existing buildings together by firmly establishing a functional entrance and a memorable visual identity of the Medical Center. The architecturally designed entrance provides a clear sense of direction to the new lobby rotunda, a focal point for the campus by virtue of clearly marked portals leading to the major areas of the complex for inpatients and out-patients. The architecture design of rotunda features an internally-lit dome, 24 feet in diameter.
The new entrance provides an access centre that integrates reception for all inpatients and out-patients. The ambulatory care clinic is linked to the new entrance; this provides direct access from the lobby to the clinic, outpatient surgery suites, and other important care areas for outpatients.
The construction of integrated parking structure allows patients and visitors to enter and exit the hospital without ever going outside.
Project materials include pre-cast concrete panels with a buff-coloured base and locally quarried granite aggregate. The metal work has a silver metallic finish and window systems are clear aluminium.