Opening in January 2021, the 752,000-square-foot, eight-story Vassar Brothers Medical Heart Inpatient Pavilion (VBMC; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) will add 264 med/surg beds and 30 vital care beds to the hospital. CallisonRTKL supplied structure and inside design providers for the mission.
The aim of the brand new pavilion is to carry readability, flexibility, and longevity to the VBMC campus whereas empowering the encompassing group with a brand new stage of vitality. Just like the impacts of the close by mid-Hudson Bridge and Walkway over the Hudson River on the Hudson Valley, the pavilion supplies a revitalized and sustainable medical heart that can develop into a vacation spot for world-class care, the flagship for Nuvance Well being, and a long-lasting landmark for the Hudson Valley area.
Every 350-square-foot affected person room encompasses a tender coloration palette and features a pullout couch, WiFi entry, and USB ports to cost transportable gadgets. The paintings depicts nature scenes, whereas bigger home windows herald ample gentle and provide views of the Hudson River on one aspect and the Poughkeepsie cityscape on the opposite. By way of the philosophy of evidence-based design, the CallisonRTKL workforce studied the social, financial, and environmental components impacting the encompassing space to design a long-lasting, environment friendly facility that can be capable of serve the group for years to come back, and that might be capable of tackle each present and future wants successfully. To precisely perceive the power’s present state and assess the work to be completed, the design workforce held person group conferences to immerse themselves in VBMC’s tradition, workflow, and processes. In the course of the subsequent planning course of, the healthcare flows had been examined as a guidelines to make sure an environment friendly, human-centered expertise for all customers. To ascertain the best future state, the workforce utilized benchmarks, streamlined workflows, and eliminated wasteful processes to create a simpler and environment friendly affected person care setting. The ensuing areas all through are versatile and adaptive, offering a possibility for long-term, transformational change.
The brand new pavilion expanded the prevailing campus south of the prevailing hospital to create a brand new entrance for inpatient circulate and stand as a pure wayfinding vacation spot for the campus. The elongated form of the positioning and the intensive topographical shifts from one finish to the opposite created each alternatives and challenges for the design. Located near Route 9 and overlooking the Hudson River, the constructing formation stretches the size of the positioning, curving gently to emulate the circulate of the river. Profiting from the positioning slope, the loading dock, central vitality plant, and parking garages are tucked neatly to create a separation of onstage and offstage. An present road additionally bifurcates the positioning, making a separation between the brand new emergency division and the principle inpatient concourse. The intensive care unit and the interventional suite relaxation above the entry and supply the pure bridge that unifies the positioning. Different program options embody a brand new radiology division, convention heart, café, and relocated helipad. With a good web site, and far of it getting used for the constructing footprint and circulation, consideration was given to elevated terraces, inexperienced roofs, and entry backyard to create locations for sufferers to attach with nature. The vista views of the Hudson River Valley had been balanced with campus views to the east.
Facility title: Vassar Brothers Medical Heart Inpatient Pavilion
Location: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Completion date: January 2021
Proprietor: Nuvance Well being
Complete constructing space: 752,610 sq. ft. (696,440 sq. ft., new building; 13,800 sq. ft., renovation)
Complete building value: roughly $580 million
Structure agency: CallisonRTKL
Inside design: CallisonRTKL
Normal contractor: WCJV – Walsh Consigli Joint Enterprise
Engineering: GRAEF (structural), BR+A (MEP engineers), The Chazen Corporations (civil engineer)
Builder: WCJV – Walsh Consigli Joint Enterprise