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Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital 265

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Completion: 2013

This public hospital and medical center

The facade is defined by a contemporary

The Eskenazi Health Sky Farm, a rooftop fruit

creates a contemporary academic healthcare

use of glass, metal and precast concrete

and vegetable garden with 5,000 square feet

environment that merges clinical, research

panels. These simple, modern materials

of growable space, highlights healthy eating

and educational missions on the campus

articulate frames, planes and volumes that

and wellness habits while giving patients and

of Indiana University-Purdue University

define internal functions and communicate

employees opportunities to enjoy nature.

Indianapolis.

a broader community identity about the hospital’s programs.

The 37-acre complex replaces the nearby

and both the hospital and ambulatory care

Wishard Hospital, presenting an opportunity

Every aspect of the design focuses on the

clinic use 100 percent outdoor air, the

for a complete transformation that is rare for

health and wellness of patients. Reorganizing

project is expected to achieve LEED Silver

urban academic medical centers. Rather than

care delivery for all key departments has

certification.

create a massive single structure, the team

streamlined patient movement and eliminated

assembled hospital elements into distinct

wasted space. The efficient plan enables

programs, creating a series of linked buildings

the new hospital to serve 20 percent more

and spaces. This thoughtful composition

patients in one-third less space.

creates open courtyards that complement the rigor of internal spaces.

The public realm framework provides a system of roadways, pathways and landscape

Structured around a central green space, the

between the hospital and the university

medical center includes a 315-bed hospital

campus. Positioned at the main entry to the

linked by a two-level concourse to a 275-exam

hospital and clinic, The Commonground at

room ambulatory care clinic, a faculty office

Eskenazi Health is a flexible public plaza with

building, a 2,700-car parking garage, two

water features and a restaurant pavilion.

utility buildings and public plazas.

◄ view from the southeast

Though the northern climate is challenging

2015 design annual

1.4 million sq. ft. / 130,000 sq. m.

2015 HOK Design Annual  

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