Designed by CO Architects, Palomar Medical Center West is located in Escondido, United States. A re-conceptualisation of traditional hospital typology, Palomar Medical Center West creates an environment designed for healing that considers the impact buildings have on human health and the environment. This is a high performance hospital where nature coexists with and is enhanced by technology.
The facility’s vertical garden concept uses the natural world as a counterpoint to the technological world of medical science. A 1.5 acre undulating green roof and public terrace above the surgery floor and double height tree-planted conservatories on each floor of the adjacent patient tower integrate nature into the entire building. This gives patients, visitors, and staff contact with fresh air and nature from virtually anywhere in the building.