The Jewish Hospital North Tower Expansion and Green Roof
The Jewish Hospital recently underwent an $80 million, 154,000 SF new wing addition with approximately 32,000 SF renovation that provides space for such things as complex brain surgeries, cancer treatments and intensive care. A new auditorium was also included in the expansion as well as a new service building which is located at the northeast corner of Frolic Drive and Happiness Way. Kleingers worked to create an integrated site design that complements the proposed architecture. The design includes a main entry vehicular drop-off, interior courtyard, green roof, and landscape enhancements.
Most of the exterior parking along Galbraith Road was removed in order for the existing parking garage to be better utilized and to provide a more efficient patient dropoff /pick-up area as well as emergency room drop-off. The vehicular drop-off area features two colors of specialty scored concrete organized to compliment and extend the lobbies design features into the landscape. Linear planting bands extend throughout the site and were used to accent the design of the architectures façade while also meeting the zoning requirements of Sycamore Township.
The site also features new landscaping that helps integrate the overall design. An interior courtyard mirrors the existing building with the proposed expansion. The design extends the interior lines and geometries outside to invoke a Zen like atmosphere. The use of modern, minimalistic materials such as linear permeable pavers, limestone block benches, river stones, and stainless steel reinforce the serene environment. Plantings enhance the space and provide color, pleasant aromas, and pleasing sounds.