Project name: Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute
Project location: Hartford, CT
Firm name: Perkins+Will (Site, Exterior, Lobby Design) and HDR (Medical Planning, Interior Design, Landscape)
Jury comments: Unsurprisingly, the Hartford Hospital Bone and Joint Institute is all about bones and joints. The architect elegantly translates the big idea across all scales: from the facility’s formal shape—like an abstracted bone in an alien skeleton—to its human-scaled interiors. Even the in-between spaces are well done. Beyond architectural design and usability, this project is an example how excellent healthcare facilities design can invigorate an urban neighborhood.
Client: Bimal Patel
Consultants: Gilbane; BR+A