It is important to recognize that placing a hospital on this site has great influence on the urban fabric of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway as well… Read More
It is important to recognize that placing a hospital on this site has great influence on the urban fabric of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway as well as the established cultural presence of the North End. There is an opportunity for the North End Cardiovascular Hospital to not only respond to these contextual relationships, but also challenge the paradigms of hospital architecture in terms of presence and experience.
Hospitals are often introverted in nature, but the Greenway presents itself as a highly active and public site. So how do we reconcile these two conditions?
Here it is necessary to create a hospital which serves as a civic institution, and specifically one that compliments the site’s existing vitality. Pushing the hospital’s public functions to the street’s edge engages this vitality and creates an opportunity to compose the facade as a background to these functions. Read Less
Professor: Kevin Moore Duration: 15 weeks Location: Boston, MA Type: Healthcare
Diagram showing the relationship between the public functions of the hopsital (highlighted in orange) and the active street front.
Layering of interior spaces at the entry.
Enlarged elevation and wall section through the patient care room.
The hospital’s presence is vast and therefore so is the user’s. The hospital is visible from multiple locations and in turn grants its occupants a privileged view of the city. As seen in the wall section above, A slight change in the floor’s elevation widens the field of view to present the bedridden patient with an impressive collection of vistas.
Typical Patient Care Floor Plan & Ground Floor Plan
Building Section with public functions highlighted
Facade compliments historical context from the east and maintains an active corne
Active functions connected to Quincy Market.
Facade compliments scenography from the North End
Wall section showing structure and facade components.