MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation, Boston

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
Boston, Massachusetts

Project Description

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.

Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
photos : Anton Grassl @ Esto Photographics

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.

Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation
photos : Anton Grassl @ Esto Photographics

Sustainable Design

• 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 Paul S. Russell MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation Boston
photos : Anton Grassl @ Esto Photographics

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

Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Location:Boston, MA, USA