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Monday, May 18, 2009

Boston Medical Center - Moakley Building, Boston, United States

Boston Medical Center’s Moakley Building streamlines cancer care for city’s most vulnerable residents
Streamlining access to state-of-the-art services for some of Boston’s most vulnerable residents, this consolidated cancer care center creates a dignified patient experience that advances Boston Medical Center’s mission to provide “exceptional care without exception.” Designed to support interrelated clinical, research and teaching programs, the Moakley Building transforms the hospital campus and strengthens Boston Medical Center’s relationship with its surrounding historic neighborhood.

The siting and architecture of the building respect the open spaces that characterize the urban campus and neighborhood. To maximize connectivity and operating efficiencies, a common entry concourse links the Moakley Building to the entry lobbies of the hospital’s existing inpatient building and ambulatory care center.

The building’s glass-and-brick façade is at once distinctive and inviting. A four-story glass atrium provides views to the outdoors and fills the public circulation and waiting zones with soothing natural light. An open monumental stair at one end provides easy access and wayfinding. Exterior materials repeat inside the building to create elegant, warm and human-scaled spaces in the common areas and treatment rooms.

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