WALTHAM, MA COMPLETION 2020 LEAD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Boston Children’s Hospital is expanding clinical services at their Waltham campus by adding a new clinical building and phased renovations to the existing facilities. The new clinical building will provide space for inpatient beds, outpatient clinics and operation rooms, as well as miscellaneous support services and amenities.
The new inpatient building will grow out of a steeply sloping topography to dramatically redefine the identity of Boston Children’s Waltham campus. Highly visible from three directions, it will singularly create a new image for the hospital. A series of eight roof gardens, all with a distinct character and relationship to the interior program, are arranged throughout the building providing patients and staff access to natural elements, air, and light.
A key feature of the campus is the way it sits on the hill. This creates natural challenges in the way the campus physically relates to the adjacent neighborhood. A new series of green spaces can be created between the existing and the new tower, creating a hospital that finds not only new spaces and connections, but also a new heart. Beyond offering new outdoor amenities, these new green spaces in the heart of the campus represent an opportunity for this intervention to fundamentally transform the Waltham campus.
With Payette Architects