By : Fong & Chan Architects
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14e édition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Public Building / Institutional Building
A 400-bed acute care teaching hospital, California Northstate University Medical Center is envisioned to become the visual center not only of a new Medical Education Campus but the new symbol of the Elk Grove community. The three-phase development program includes construction of a central plant, outpatient clinic, medical office building, dormitory, and retail/parking structures.
Accommodating the complex hospital program into a striking yet functional form required an efficient use of space throughout the building. The building massing is defined by two leaf-shaped towers that appear to float over an orthogonal podium base. Connecting these forms, the vertical transportation is encased by a curving glass curtainwall that terminates into the four-story glass atrium. The rectangular podium with slender window openings and a precast concrete facade provides a strong and solid base
against which the patient towers are juxtaposed. Eight stories each of private patient rooms with extensive glazing, the patient towers offer sweeping views of the Sacramento valley.
Curving strips of light beneath the patient towers create a glowing effect around the base. Views to the outside and organic patterns and materials are incorporated within the building wherever possible. The natural motif informs floor patterns, lighting design, wayfinding signage, and interior accent colors. Seeking LEED Gold Certification, the project is set to break ground in early 2021 and welcome patients in 202
Engineering : Eric Ko Consulting
Engineering : Wood Rodgers
Landscape Architecture : OMG studio
Engineering : Gayner Engineers
Engineering : Van Deusen & Associates Inc.
Graphic Designer : Shannon-Leigh
Lighting : Niteo Lighting