Prepared by Bill Briska, May 22, 2007
104,000 sq. ft. 1967 – 2002, Concrete construction.
Goldberg's attention to detail in the hospital building is apparent. Why are there no windows in the square building? Does this have something to do with contrast? (Note: Need to do further research.)
The building was considered a prototype for circular plan hospitals and building later constructed in
Problems to address in redesign-
Problems with hospital building- Lack of way finding-color would be a good way to resolve this.
Everything looks the same on every floor. Patients with dementia get lost trying to find their roomshttp://couriernews.suntimes.com/news/1721986-418/building-buildings-goldberg-emhc-elgin.html?print=true
Louvers on exterior, motorized controlled on roof top to allow for sunlight control into patient rooms.
This became a privacy issue for patients. At ground level looking up, not much privacy at all. (Note: Louvers we an interesting feature and part of the design intent, how can we preserve this concept?)
Patient Rooms- General notes:
Plan-Kitchen, cafe, morgue, chapel, storage, mechanical
Plans from research-