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Specialty Contracting -- Award of Merit: The John's Hopkins Hospital New Clinical Building

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The 1.6-million-sq-ft facility is clad in a multi-colored glass curtain wall inspired by Claude Monet's Water Lily paintings. Water was used in creating the silkscreen pattern on the glass, giving the feeling of movement. The design resulted in 26 different color panels and 27 different glass patterns in five frit colors. This is complemented by 26 different colored aluminum panels across the spandrel of the facade. Variations in architectural lines of the facade, glass sizes and the aluminum panel colors resulted in more than 2,000 unique metal-unit configurations. The all-glass lobby required a completely transparent appearance with no visible hardware. Smaller-than-standard tie-rod anchors were designed, which could be fully cladded so they were not visible.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital New Clinical Building Baltimore Key Players

Contractor: Clark/Banks Joint Venture, Bethesda, Md.

Owner: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Lead Design: Perkins + Will, Los Angeles

Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti Group, Washington, D.C.

MEP: Bard, Rao + Athanas, Boston

Curtain Wall System: Gardner Metal Systems Inc., Acworth, Ga.

Glazier: Harmon Inc., Bloomington, Minn.

Submitted by Harmon Inc.

Click here to see the full list of Best Project winners.




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