CHILDREN’S MERCY SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC AT PINNACLE | BSA LIFE STRUCTURES + POPULOUS
 

AWARDS
IIDA MID AMERICA DESIGN AWARDS |
 HEALTHCARE/ASSISTED LIVING | SILVER / 2018

 
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THE PROJECT

DESIGN ARCHITECT     
   
 BSA LIFESTRUCTURES | OVERLAND PARK KANSAS
POPULOUS | KANSAS CITY MISSOURI
OWNER
    CHILDREN’S MERCY SPORTS MEDICINE
CONTRACTOR
    TURNER CONSTRUCTION
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
    WALTER P MOORE
MEP ENGINEER
    BRACK + ASSOCIATES

LOCATION             
    KANSAS CITY KANSAS
SQUARE FOOTAGE
    25,000 SF
OPENED
    2018
PHOTOGRAPHY
    MATT KOCOUREK PHOTOGRAPHY

 

THE STORY

Project Description

Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) and Sporting Kansas City teamed up to promote health, fitness, and specialized sports medicine to young athletes in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

This clinic, located near Children’s Mercy Park, in Wyandotte County, allows kids throughout the region to work side by side with their professional soccer heroes, as Sporting Kansas City’s team members share the performance and rehabilitation gym with CMH.

Design Concept

BSA LifeStructures created an open plan and modern design with the focused concept of ‘Continuous Movement’. This theme not only applies to the physical motions of the people utilizing the facility, but also the entire formation of the facility itself. The correlation of shapes, layers, and intersections of mass within the space assists with way-finding and encourages movement.

Specific Solutions

Several design elements support the ‘Continuous Movement’ concept for the building, including the intersecting masses of the casework that create interest and visibility at key communication points. The multiple light levels, heights, and sizes also endorse the theme.

Innovation

The architecture and interior design of the clinic supports the cutting edge technology and equipment that Children’s Mercy offer to their patents. The design team was charged with creating suitable spaces for motion capture technology, to help athletes identify movement related problems, and a specially designed room to accommodate two hydrotherapy pools for therapists to rehabilitate patents with injured muscles. Appropriate materials, room size, and room temperature were all crucial components of the design process.

Suitability of the Design to the Project Challenges

Creating a rehabilitation gym that is suitable and safe for not only CMH’s young patents but also professional athletes was a challenging endeavor that involved a combined effort by the entire team. This effort included the coordination and design of a half-court basketball court, turf area, fitness equipment, and baseball training area.

Suitability of the Integration of Interior Design and Architecture

Interior and Exterior design elements are intentionally similar to create a cohesive story throughout the facility. The color changing, illuminated silhouettes of adolescent athletes in the perforated metal panels at the entrance to the facility is mimicked in the clinic corridors with custom glass wall panels. The interior design and architecture of the building support the high-quality, compassionate pediatric care that CMH provides.

Summary of Benefit to the Client, Outcomes

Collaboration and teamwork contributed to a design and environment that encourages pa-tents and athletes to push themselves and believe in a stronger future.

 

 

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