A pair of bookends to the main hospital building at Oregon Health+Science University (OHSU) – the HRC and C-Wing projects (see previous posts here and here) have now been installed and growing for a couple of months. Working with Snyder Roofing of Oregon and Teufel Landscape, the first of these design-build projects to go in was the C-Wing, a narrow rectangle visible from above. The pattern of pathway and linear bands of vegetation plays off the rhythm of the existing windows, and is evident in the initial established vegetation at grade, and from above.
Soon after, the Hatfield Research Center (HRC) was installed, featuring a grid pattern of different vegetation types, adapted to the mostly shade condition between buildings. The close up shot shows the blocks of planting, along with the abstract ‘stream’ of blue glass that meanders through the grid from drain outfall to drain.
This visual elements is vibrant when viewed from above, such as the adjacent patient rooms and corridors, such as this view from the 9th floor pedestrian walkway.