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The New Stanford Hospital, California

Californian Medical Development – design by Rafael Viñoly Architects

14 May 2013

Stanford University Medical Center: Project Renewal

Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects

Location: Stanford, California, USA

STANFORD BREAKS GROUND ON NEW HOSPITAL DESIGNED BY RAFAEL VIÑOLY ARCHITECTS

May 3, 2013 – STANFORD, CA – Rafael Viñoly Architects announces the official “Groundbreaking” of The New Stanford Hospital, as part of the Stanford University Medical Center: Project Renewal. Wednesday May 1, University and medical center leadership gathered at an in an exclusive event to mark this milestone in the project’s construction and design, scheduled for completion in 2017. The new hospital will be open for patient care in early 2018.

The New Stanford Hospital California
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Stanford Hospital & Clinics, requiring a new, state-of-the-art facility, selected Rafael Viñoly Architects for its unique approach to health-care design. Rather than creating the typical base-and-tower hospital building, the firm proposed a modular plan that can be easily adapted for a variety of uses, thus allowing both for incremental expansion of the hospital building and a horizontal development strategy that complements the low-rise campus context of Stanford University and its Medical Center.

“This project represents an unprecedented endeavor in the hospital’s successful 50-year history of healing humanity. By reinterpreting and updating the Stanford campus and the original hospital through a modular plan, it is poised to adapt to evolving medical technology while continuing to provide advanced care and treatment – in a healing environment unique to Stanford – to patients from surrounding communities and beyond.” – Rafael Viñoly

Project Highlights include:

• 368 new private patient bedrooms (for total of 600 beds on site) with wall-to-wall windows for natural light and expansive views.
• State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment rooms (17 operating rooms, 11 interventional/radiology image-guided rooms, five MRIs, four CTs, and one interventional MRI)
• New Level 1 Trauma Center triple the size of the current Emergency Department
• New 1,000-car parking structure
• Five gardens for patients and visitors, walking trails and a meditation room
• Seismically isolated building structure for protection of occupants and facility from catastrophic earthquakes.

Created on the third floor of the new seven-story hospital is the unique Garden Level, a combination of roof gardens and non-clinical public amenities including a restaurant, conference center, and wellness center. Elevated at the roof level of the surrounding campus buildings, Garden Level enjoys views of the campus and foothills, and serves as a place of healing and respite for patients and family.

To ensure the new hospital’s flexibility to adapt to the rapidly evolving medical technology and future program, a universal module measuring 120 x 120 feet—optimal configuration and dimensions for a wide range of hospital functions—is used as the basic building block of the new hospital. Arranged in a checkerboard pattern, the modular plan integrates the new hospital with a variety of open public spaces: a glass-covered atrium, landscaped drop-off plaza, and roof gardens. This approach also allows for incremental future expansion and a horizontal organization that complements the low-rise campus context of the Stanford University and its Medical Center.

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