SOM-designed cancer care facility breaks ground in Atlanta

November 14, 2019

A new Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)-designed facility for Winship Cancer Institute breaks ground at Emory University Hospital Midtown, in Atlanta, Georgia. Image © SOM[1]
A new Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)-designed facility for Winship Cancer Institute breaks ground at Emory University Hospital Midtown, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Image © SOM

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill[2] (SOM) and May Architecture[3], the Winship at Midtown facility for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University[4] at the Emory University Hospital Midtown[5] (EUHM) campus in Atlanta, Georgia, breaks ground.

The new building will bring more than 41,806 m2 (450,000 sf) of inpatient, outpatient, and research facilities to the existing EUHM campus and Winship Cancer Institute—the only National Cancer Institute[6] (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state.

The building exterior is expressed in two-story façade increments to give the tower an approachable scale. At the two-story patient and staff lounges that bracket the ends of each care community, wooden ceilings and walls introduce a warmth that contrasts with the facility’s glass façades. The building will include a transparent storefront, seamlessly integrating the health facility with the public realm.

The new facility will feature a high-performance façade with optimized glazing and window-wall ratios, as well as mechanical systems such as energy-efficient recovery mechanical equipment with chilled beams and direct-outside air units. Water efficiency and storm water management were also prioritized in the building’s design. Within the building, patients’ recovery is supported by daylight, views, and thermal comfort—elements that will grant the building a high indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

The building will house oncology facilities including inpatient beds, surgical capacity, infusion treatment, outpatient clinics, diagnostic imaging, linear accelerators, and areas for wellness, rehabilitation, and clinical research.

Central to the building’s design are its two-story, disease-centered ‘care communities.’ Within these, services normally distributed throughout a hospital are organized into one-stop destinations.

The building is on track for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, as well as 130 energy use intensity (EUI).

The project is expected to be complete in 2023.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Opener-10.jpg
  2. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill: https://www.som.com/
  3. May Architecture: http://www.mayarchitecture.com/
  4. Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University: https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/
  5. Emory University Hospital Midtown: https://www.emoryhealthcare.org/locations/hospitals/emory-university-hospital-midtown/index.html
  6. National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/

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