'columbia university medical center' by diller scofidio + renfro + gensler, new york, new york
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new york-baseddiller scofidio + renfro, and international practice gensler have collaborated to design columbia university medical center's
recently unveiled medical and graduate education building in the washington heights community in new york city. the 14-storey tower
will incorporate classrooms, collaboration spaces and a simulation center for hands on learning in realistic settings to reflect current methods
of teaching, learning and practicing medicine in the 21st century. surrounded with green areas, the new campus addition will revitalize
outdoor spaces while the form's glass-enclosed vertical stack of social and public areas will contribute a landmark to the skyline of manhattan.
an auditorium and event areas with integrated technology as well as student support services, lounges, cafes and terraces
with views of the hudson river will comprise the interior's intertwined program. additional rooms will support the university's
newly integrated curriculum of team-based learning.