2021 Exhibit Honor Award: Good Neighbor
The $270 million Texas Health Frisco was completed in 2019. This is the culmination of the ambitious goal of developing a traditional medical institution into a “health promoter” that integrates community health and preventive care programs.Part of realizing this vision is design Hong Kong post Designed to improve the patient experience on the 20-acre medical park in Frisco, Texas, which includes a 330,400 square foot acute care hospital and a 120,000 square foot multi-specialty clinic complex.
The jurors particularly appreciated the biophilic design inspired by the location of the project, which introduced local materials, patterns, textures, and even geological forms, as well as many indoor/outdoor connections and open-air suspended employee walkways between the hospital and clinic buildings.
In addition, sustainable development strategies optimize operations and respond to local weather conditions, such as solar analysis of glass for indoor lighting and glare control, building orientation to protect outdoor areas from heat, rain and mechanical condensate capture for on-site irrigation, and Climate-The responsive exterior wall can withstand extreme weather events and has an estimated service life of 100 years.