FIRST LOOK: The Pavilion At Penn Medicine
Each end of the inpatient floor at Penn Medicine's Pavilion is defined by a family lounge with floor to ceiling glass, maximizing daylight on the unit and providing panoramic views of the University Campus and Center City Philadelphia.
A circular marketplace will serve as a meeting place for patients, families, and staff, while also housing retail services and cafés.
The Pavilion is being built across the street from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and adjacent to the medical campus’s outpatient hub, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.
In pursuit of LEED certification, the Pavilion’s construction, design, and operations plans include the reuse of water, outdoor green space, and 100 percent outside air.
In addition to being the largest capital project in Penn Medicine’s history, University of Pennsylvania leaders are billing the facility as Philadelphia’s most sophisticated and ambitious healthcare building project.
The University of Pennsylvania’s new $1.5 billion hospital on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus aims to provide top-level medical care in addition to patient- and family-centric services and spaces. The facility will house inpatient care and interventional services for various clinical programs and a new emergency department.
Construction of the hospital, which is expected to be completed in 2021, represents the largest capital project in Penn Medicine’s history. The 1.5-million-square-foot, 17-story hospital will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms.
A priority on flexibility is being implemented throughout the design, including an adaptable room concept in the private patient rooms, which are equipped with the ability to flex between an intensive care unit set-up and a standard room, if needed, and hybrid operating rooms used for both surgeries and high-tech interventional procedures. Additional features include an intelligent footwall display in the patient rooms that combines entertainment, education, and clinical information to engage and inform patients and families.
PennFirst, an integrated project delivery (IPD) team, consisting of healthcare design firm HDR (Omaha, Neb.), architect Foster+Partners (London, U.K.), engineer BR+A (Boston), and construction management firms L.F. Driscoll (Philadelphia) and Balfour Beatty (London, U.K.), is providing the design and planning of the Pavilion.