Following up on the work at Washington Medical Center in Oakland – more Vegitectural Visualizations to provide clients with ideas of what green roof installations will look like. Working again with Tremco Sustainable Solutions, these images depict the simple installation of extensive ecoroof on one of the buildings at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The views below show the entire building roof with extensive sedum vegetation – taking from a taller adjacent building – in a set of before and after shots. The difference is dramatic, and would have a huge impact in the heat of southern California, where the green roof would reduce ambient temperatures, reduce reflectivity, and provide additional cooling for the building.
A large factor in this project was views from adjacent patient rooms, so an additional image showed the difference between the existing views down onto the gray roof and the proposed installations. By utilizing these views of nature, the design taps into deeply rooted connections to nature, the cornerstone of Biophilic Design. This is vital to medical facilities in urban areas, as views of nature have been proven to reduce stress, lessen recovery times, reduce demand for medication, and improve health outcomes.