THE CHALLENGE – ENTRANCE CANOPY FOR ARRIVING PATIENTS AND VISITORS
Our brief was to develop a new entrance that extended a warm welcome to patients and visitors, while also providing the practicality of shelter from sun and rain. The Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center is a comprehensive facility that includes a women’s and a children’s medical center.
THE SOLUTION – AN ELEGANT ENTRANCE WITH AN INGENIOUS STORMWATER SOLUTION
Adorning two entrances of the newly constructed medical center is a series of white inverted umbrellas that float seamlessly above the walkways and drop-off zones. Beautifully constructed and finished, the umbrellas are an example of ingenious engineering and PTFE fabric architecture. The inverted cones are designed to channel rain into an integrated downspout that links into the site storm drains. There’s no need for unsightly downspouts and gutters. The highly durable and inert properties of the PTFE-coated fiberglass membranes will deliver decades of excellent performance, while maintaining a brilliant white appearance that suggests health and cleanliness.
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