Erlanger East Hospital Surgical Center And Patient Tower Addition, Tennessee, USA
‘Contributing To A Healthier Community’
- Interior Design
Erlanger imagined the East campus as a lifestyle wellness hospital and wished to create a campus addition that will support staff, guests, their families and visitors to create a healthier community.The expansion includes a 58-bed tower addition as well as an expansion of surgical services and a new lobby for women’s services. Other key features include a 1.5-mile walking trail, edible gardens, playgrounds, and a new bicycle path. The engaging landscape, coupled with community-oriented education functions including a display kitchen and exercise workshops, set the foundation for the hospital to become a catalyst for healthy living.The designers sought to connect this design to Chattanooga and represent a unique and recognizable character. THemassing was divided in two parts and roof profiles modified , referencing the mountains. Key community touch points were revealed which not only speak to the river winding through the mountains but also reference the vibrant river-activity and outdoor culture of the city. The fenestration also alludes to the city’s hip and artistic character by breaking from the regimented grid becoming a dynamic expression on the façade. To minimize the heat gain and maximize guest comfort – exterior fins accompany the windows along the east and west sides of the building. The collaboration between HKS and FivD is helping Erlanger East in transforming into the region’s first healthy lifestyle hospital, emphasizing health, well-being, and shorter lengths of stay.
The FivD Advantage:
Using the BIM platform for creating the construction documentation package helped FivD detect any possible clashes between the architectural design intent and inputs from MEP and structural consultants. Using the Revit model to engage with the design team helped in minimizing errors and conflicts. The façade design pattern using many varieties of naturalstone, was a challenge that the team overcame through a systematic approach that helped the site teams in procurement and construction.
- 88,107 square-foot hospital expansion
- 58 beds
- Six-bed ICU
- Four operating roomswith PACU, pre- and post-op area
- Cardiovascular interventional radiology