Kaiser Permanente announced the winners of its Small Hospital, Big Idea competition, celebrating creative ideas for a small, eco-friendly, patient- and family-centered hospital. This slideshow features some images of the designs of the winners and finalist. Click on the images to enlarge. All photos courtesy of Kaiser Permanente.
The three finalists -- Aditazz; Gresham, Smith and Partners; and Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch (with Perkins+Will New York) -- submitted their final designs Jan. 31, and met with the design jury March 20–22. On March 23, Aditazz and Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch were announced as the winners in a tie. The designs combined sustainability, attractive spaces and innovative technology, offering possibilities for a hospital with reduced costs, high quality and positive outcomes.
Pictured above, Aditazz emphasized the surrounding natural elements in the design of the hospital. Beautifully manicured grounds, including gardens for patients and their families to enjoy, as well as open air spaces allow for a pleasing relationship between outdoors and indoors. An over-arching solar canopy protects the structures below from direct sunlight.
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