Stanford Hospitals & Clinics has released plans for a new hospital and children’s hospital wing that are designed to bring in the outdoors.
The new 824,000-square-foot Stanford Hospital, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, would feature roof gardens, corridors with windows that let in natural light and overlook the foothills, and a central courtyard with a waterfall. The new hospital would also have 600 beds, an expanded ED, single patient rooms, and modular pavilions to accommodate future medical and technological advances.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital plans to build a 441,500-square-foot wing with space for 104 new beds, diagnostic and treatment rooms, and nursing and support services. The wing, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, would emphasize the patient’s journey, with an explorer’s pavilion at the front door and a garden trail that leads to inpatient and outpatient services. Each single-patient room would function as a nest, with provisions for family members to stay in the room with the patient. The wing would also have places of respite, including treehouses with a view of the garden.
Stanford Hospitals & Clinics has submitted the plans to the City of Palo Alto for approval and hopes to begin the projects in 2010.A computer rendering of the new ground floor lobby at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital