Wow! This is an incredible new facility! The details are astounding! One of my favorite details, which I didn't get a photo of, are the brightly colored animal decals at kid level on many, if not all, of the patient rooms. The hospital is full of kid-focused activity rooms, color, light and...why can't other hospitals feels so jovial? Wouldn't people of all ages benefit from a more colorful and interesting hospital environment?
Here are a few shots from my tour last weekend.
|Grand Opening celebratory balloons|
|Trees and nature are a theme throughout the hospital. Painted trees on the right with artistic versions of bird houses affixed to the wall.|
|Here's a close-up of one of the 'bird houses'. Sorry for the glare!|
|Cool furniture everywhere!|
|Those fake lawn waves are a 'hit'!|
|The canted theme from the outdoor courtyard carries throughout the interior. The architect (ZGF) of the hospital is also responsible for the landscape design around the hospital.|
|Along the emergency entrance is this very cool concrete wall with colored glass inserts.|
|Also along the emergency entrance are 'Sango Kaku' Acers planted on a zig-zag between sloped rock walls.|
|I'd like this wall in my garden!|