Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Architect
HKS

EYP Architecture & Engineering
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Hospitals
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
TilesShaw Contract
Ceiling SystemsRulon International
Tiles 3form
Chroma, Varia Ecoresin, Profile Panels
Wall Covering Designtex
Pendant Lights Luceplan
TilesDaltile
Multitude Collection

Product Spec Sheet
Tiles
Tiles
Chroma, Varia Ecoresin, Profile Panels by 3form
Pendant Lights
Tiles
Multitude Collection by Daltile

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Center for Advanced Pediatrics

HKS as Architects

The Center for Advanced Pediatrics exemplifies the theme of “Nurture through Nature.“The positive healing effects of nature have been well documented; so, the design team aimed to blur the line between outdoors and indoors.  By providing ample daylight, views and access to the garden, patients and their families are more connected to nature.  On the exterior, the two stair towers represent the earthen edges of a waterfall – with red terracotta representing red Georgia clay. The intervening blue glass curtainwall utilizes vertical curved mullions to replicate the random way water moves down the waterfall. As the day becomes night, the vertical tower elements are lit by LED fixtures in the horizontal fins that allow the stair to transform using certain colors, like blue for autism awareness month.

 

Inside the building, a timeless, neutral palette is complimented by a curved wood ceiling that folds down the walls inspired by Atlanta’s reputation as „a city in a forest.“  As you enter in the main lobby, as well as the lobbies on each clinical floor, you pass under the curved wood ceiling – an abstract version of a tree canopy that adds warmth and texture.  Each floor has three clinic portal entries denoted by either green, yellow or blue.  Color-coding each portal provides a simple, easy to understand wayfinding strategy and provides bright, playful accents to enhance the pediatric experience.

 

Materials used:

  1. Luceplan – Pendant Lights – Petale
  2. Porcelanosa – Old White Tile
  3. Ceramic Technics– Tile – Mosa and Interstyle
  4. Dal Tile – Multitude Collection
  5. Designtex – Wall Covering – Bespoke Custom
  6. 3M - Films
  7. LDI Enviroleather – TPE Fabrics
  8. Momentum – Silica
  9. Maharam - Coated Fabrics
  10. 3 Form - Chroma, Varia Ecoresin and Profile Panels
  11. Shaw Contract - Configure and Hexagon Carpet Tile
  12. Shaw Hard Surface - Pigment and Grain LVT
  13. FunderMax - High Pressure Laminate Panels - Exterior
  14. Terra Cotta - Rainscreen Panels
  15. Hunter Douglas - Window Shades
  16. Lonseal - Resilient Sheet Flooring
  17. Ceramic Technics and Dal Tile - Wall Tile
  18. Terroxy Resin Systems– Terrazzo
  19. Sherwin Williams - Paint
  20. Arborite, Nevamar and Wilsonart - High Pressure Laminates
  21. Tarkett - Wall Base
  22. LG HI Macs - Solid Surface Material
  23. InPro - Wall Protection
  24. Armstrong and Rulon Ceiling Systems

 

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