The IIDA‘s annual competition honors outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of interior healthcare spaces. This marks the third year in a row CannonDesign has taken home top honors in the competition. In 2018, the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal was honored, and in 2017, UC San Diego Health’s Jacobs Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands were recognized for healthcare design excellence.
“This year’s winners demonstrated unique approaches to healthcare design and an understanding of how spaces affect the healing and wellness of patients, staff, and visitors,” said juror Alexandra Bonner, IIDA, project interior designer, FCA. “We are pleased to be presenting them with this honor as they offer insight into the future of healthcare spaces.”
Mount Sinai Medical Center’s new surgical tower and emergency department in Miami Beach, Florida, transform its health campus. The $275 million expansion effort triples the size of Mount Sinai’s previous facility, bringing new and expanded spaces to the campus and enhancing Mount Sinai’s ability to deliver leading-edge care to its patients and community.
The hospital expansion sets the stage for a new chapter in Mount Sinai’s identity, modernization of the campus and its ability to serve the area’s broad demographic spectrum. The distinctiveness of Miami Beach is apparent throughout the building, which maximizes daylight and capitalizes views of Biscayne Bay, including a grand, light-filled atrium and floor-to-ceiling windows in patient rooms. The color palette of blues and greens of the water and sky pop in furniture and artwork selections against the serene canvas of the interior environment.
The use of terrazzo is important as a timeless, lasting material, reminiscent of being at the beach and is commonly found in historical buildings in the Miami Beach area. Natural wood is celebrated throughout and evokes the color of sand and warmth of the sun. The building’s sweeping façade is designed with compound curves instead of straight lines to help ensure its visual impact and provide a contemporary take on the city’s art deco architectural heritage.