Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL
  • Third Annual Generative Space Award, The CARITAS Project, Awarded at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium
  • Award for Excellence Honoree, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Chicago 2012
  • Citation Winner, 2012 Modern Health Design Award, Modern Healthcare
  • Design Team Award, 2012 Symposium Distinction, Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
22-story, 134-m (440-ft) tall, 102,253-m² (1.1-million-ft²) hospital—the tallest and one of the largest Children’s hospitals in the world—with 12 levels of nursing bed tower stacked over 10 levels of lobby, emergency, and D&T areas. The upper portion of the building cantilevers 9.1 m (30 ft) over building separation space below, maximizing the tight 0.73-hectare (1.8-acre), L-shaped urban site. Designed using fully integrated Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques, the new building connects by a pedestrian bridge to Prentice Women’s Hospital.
ARCHITECT: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP (ZGF), with Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB)
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