Museum of Medical History and Innovation Building, Architect, Massachusetts
MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital Building, MA, USA – design by Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
19 Jun 2012
Museum of Medical History and Innovation Boston
Design: Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell MD
Museum of Medical History and Innovation
The new Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation is located on a prominent site at the entry to its downtown Boston campus and showcases the medical achievements and culture of the hospital and its place in the community.
The museum reflects the history and evolution of medicine and surgery as well as the science and research that support their development. The new 8,000 sf building includes reception and orientation space, a core exhibition gallery, changing exhibition gallery, media and theater space, hands-on learning and simulation lab, hospital archives with adjunct spaces, and related administration space. The museum features an occupiable green roof and pergola, copper exterior enclosure and copper colored fritted glass.
The institutional goals for the museum are to provide a historical and educational portal to the public; mark the 200th anniversary of MGH; provide a central resource for MGH clinicians and research scientists; and to create a distinguished front door for the hospital.
• Green roof and pervious site paving and planting absorb storm water and reduce the heat island effect
• High performance exterior envelope and glazing are highly insulated yet provide natural daylighting of interior spaces; the two combine to reduce heating loads, cooling loads, and artificial lighting
• Careful site lighting design uses cut-off luminaires to minimize night sky light trespass while ensuring adequate lighting for safety and security
• The copper chosen for the exterior siding typically has a recycled content between 80 and 95%, is durable and long-lived, maintenance free, and recyclable
Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, images / information from Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
Location:Boston, MA, USA