diller scofidio + renfro: columbia university medical center
diller scofidio + renfro: columbia university medical center diller scofidio + renfro: columbia university medical center
jul 04, 2012

diller scofidio + renfro: columbia university medical center

‘columbia university medical center’ by diller scofidio + renfro and gensler, new york all images © columbia university medical center




new york-based diller 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.

façade detail




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.

roof terrace

  • really interesting
    thank you

    Paedra says:
  • Nice concept but think of it with sunshade! would look totally different (what might happen during detailing & realisation).
    Risky outdoor balconies: There happened a tragedy in Switzerland recently. A young man couldn\’t find his name on a posting that listed all who passed the exames. He did suizide. Especially in medidal studies is a high pressure and competition between students.

    balconies says:
  • I have no idea but this reminds me of the bubble model I made that last semester with Judy… although the concept is different…. It also reminds me of a certain professor saying that you can’t make hanging concrete curtain walls…. Although this proposal is different, I sure see a LOT of intense cantilevers… I hope they build it … just ot say, its buildable! 🙂

    Glowy PR says:
  • Totally sore thumb. These are the people who weirded Lincoln Center/Julliard and will be replacing the Folk Art museum with an extension of MoMA’s glass-front “brand.”

    Chrigid says:

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