Changing demographics, aging facility, and the need to update its image all necessitated this metropolitan Chicago health care provider to renovate the main entrance lobby. Originally completed in 1968, this modernist-designed hospital was built based on the commitment to provide medical care for patients most in need. The curvilinear nature of the exterior structural elements is the inspiration for the forms and finishes of the renovated lobby. The shapes help define space, create distinct seating areas for privacy and groups, and identify with the existing modern aesthetic. A glass history wall highlights the space and reminds patients, visitors and staff of the hospital’s rich, strong history and its commitment to this changing neighborhood.
Phase Two of Three for the Holland Hospital Boven Birth Center Renovation Complete