Banner Good Samaritian Medical Center

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This project was a collaboration between Floor & Ten Eyck, The Orcutt/Winslow Partnership and Joan Baron, Artist. The challenge was to take an existing concrete courtyard (all over-structure) and turn it into a multi-sensory garden. Taking a cue from the adjacent curvilinear concrete hospital tower, sinuous concrete walls were created at seat height to add the dimension of human scale. These form the terraced garden that is visible from the patients’ rooms and the lobby of the hospital. The native, medicinal plants and the water feature that slip through the garden symbolize the different stages of life.

Client
Banner Health

Location
Phoenix, Arizona

Design Team
Orcutt/Winslow Partnership – 1998
Floor & Ten Eyck – 1998
Joan Baron, Artist – 1998
Floor Associates – 2005 renovation