Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion 39
Los Angeles, California, USA
The 11-story Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health
a double skin of glazing and vertical glass
leads to the ground ﬂoor lobby and simulation
Sciences Pavilion integrates world-class
ﬁn sun screens mitigate solar gain and glare
lab, which are fronted with large windows that
patient care, medical research and teaching
from the low-angled light. On the southern
provide light and views to the outside.
within a single building.
exposure, the recessed windows and light
Annual EUI: 85 kBTU / sf / yr
shelves create a restrained facade. On the
Materials and details throughout public
The pavilion is clad in a shimmering, double-
north face, ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows offer
spaces promote the quality and care that
glass skin, with a broad, gently curving facade
stunning views of the Hollywood Hills and
characterize the Cedars-Sinai brand. From
that wraps along San Vicente Boulevard, the
provide natural light in ofﬁce areas.
the Jerusalem limestone in the main lobby,
major thoroughfare leading to the Cedars-
to the calming, spa-like feel of the sixth-ﬂoor
Sinai campus. With its high-tech sensibility,
On the top two research-dedicated ﬂoors,
neuroscience waiting area, to the ample
sleek transparency and high-quality materials,
a connecting stair opens to a gathering
seating and comfortable lighting at every
the building’s image speaks to a synergy of
space and encourages collaboration among
level, the design focuses on the well-being of
healthcare and science.
physicians, researchers and educators.
Located adjacent to the translational The LEED Gold-certiﬁed facility features
research laboratories, this “living room”
The team designed the pavilion with ﬂexibility
efﬁcient mechanical systems, a photovoltaic
attracts researchers seeking space for quiet
for programs to change over time. The
array and smart facades that respond to
concentration or casual meetings.
building includes standard-sized treatment
environmental conditions. The exterior skin
◄ view looking west
and procedure spaces and an infrastructure
has high-performance glass and perforated
At lower levels, the pavilion conveys a civic
that will accommodate continuous changes in
metal panels that reduce heat gain and
sensibility with a natural limestone base that
medical technologies and research.
glare while providing a comfortable interior
creates a plinth for the glass structure above.
environment. On the east and west facades,
The limestone forms an entrance canopy that
2014 design annual
820,000 sq. ft. / 76,200 sq. m.
Published on Sep 3, 2014
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