Hospital Medical Center Pavilion

Achieving LEED Platinum certification, the 21-story, 830,000-sf Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion is a world-class patient care center consisting of a 14-story tower atop a 7-level podium that contains a suite of 30 technologically advanced operating/procedure rooms. Located on the banks of the East River directly above multiple rail and sewer tunnels, the Kimmel Pavilion is situated on a constrained site that presented numerous structural challenges.


Kimmel’s podium serves as a “bridge” that spans the tunnels underneath, utilizing a network of trusses in the podium. In addition, to mitigate against future storm surges, a concealed protective flood perimeter ensures that the hospital will remain operational in the event of a major flood. Part of the funding for this project came from FEMA, with whom the design team coordinated directly.

Location

New York, NY 

 

Client 

NYU Langone Health

 

Architect

Ennead Architects in association with NBBJ

 

Awards

Winner - Excellence in Institutional Development, 2020

Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York

Diamond Award – Structural Systems, 2019
American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA)

 

Best Project – Healthcare, 2019

Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York Regional Best Projects

 

National Recognition Award – Structural Systems, 2019
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA)

 

Diamond Award – Building/Technology Systems, 2019
American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA)

 

Engineer's/People's Choice Award, 2019

Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards (EiSE)

 

Honorable Mention, 2019

Healthcare Design (HCD) 2019 Healthcare Design Showcase