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Designing the Perelman Center

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A central transparent public space and plaza are the focal point for the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The atrium and the exterior plaza are defining urban characteristics of the new site and all future phases of development. The solution for the Perelman Center unlocks the remainder of the site and allows for the expansion of the various departments in an incremental approach as future demand develops.

The design solution is a five-level high structure above Civic Center Boulevard, mediating the height of the building to the adjacent tall structures and creating an inviting plaza at ground level that is protected from the environments.

The building is conceived as two interlocking “L”-shaped buildings, forming a “U”, with the geometrics established by 34th Street and the Center City axis. One “L” houses the Abramson Cancer Center with the other containing cancer and cardiology services.

The glazed exterior maximizes the amount of natural daylight entering the floors. Public spaces, waiting areas, and appropriate clinical spaces and offices are placed at the perimeter of the plan so that they all benefit from natural daylight and outward views.

The primary circulation routes are stacked vertically through the building via two staff cores and four public cores with clearly defined public and staff/service elevators. A modular approach for structure and building servicing is taken to provide optimal spaces for today's clinical requirements with enough flexibility to accommodate future expansion and possible future reconfiguration of departments.

At the roof of the atrium is a Conference Center and administrative suite connected to the “U” building by glass bridges.


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