Designed by ZGF Architects LLP, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Brooklyn Infusion Center is located in Brooklyn, United States. As patients enter the Brooklyn Infusion Center, they are met by a staff member in the lobby or can opt for the self check-in monitor; there is no traditional waiting room. Patients then move directly to their preferred treatment space, where a nurse does a final check and chemotherapy begins. Each visit patients select from the tranquil, private treatment pods or choose an interaction space in the Central Garden instead.
Inspired by New York’s urban ‘pocket park’, the Central Garden forms the heart of the facility and includes conversation areas, a library, and a communal table that allows for shared activities. These social spaces are provided for times when patients feel well enough to gather with caregivers and other patients. The treatment pods are staggered along each of the Garden’s long edges, with visual and physical access to the amenities.