Bellevue Medical Center

Bellevue Medical Center

Project Type: Commercial
Exterior
Bellevue, NE
2010

Hospitality and Community

Bellevue Medical Center
Bellevue Medical Center
Architect: HDR Architecture
Glazier: Kiewit Building Group
Glazing Producer: Insulite Glass Co.
Photographer: Insulite Glass Co.

Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue is modeled on a hospitality environment. It is warm and welcoming, incorporating a modern vocabulary comprising vernacular rectilinear shapes made of natural materials - stone, wood, metal and glass. These simple, linear forms tie the building to the surrounding landscape. The overarching vision for the hospital is community. With the understanding that it is the community that nurtures and heals, the hospital provides comfort with dignity in a continuum of health and wellness. Reduced energy consumption and water conservation make the hospital 20 percent more energy efficient than a conventional hospital. A series of gardens reflect the hospital's mission by continuing the healing process outside. The Seven Gardens of Bellevue will each have healing benefits and will complement the hospital's dedication to "improving the health of Nebraska." The vision areas were glazed with AGC's Energy Select 40 solar control low-e #2 surface over clear, with Energy Select 40 over white laminated glass for the non-vision areas.

Sustainable Features

Daylighting & Views, Energy Efficiency, Local/Regional Materials, Low-Emitting Materials, Water Efficient LandscapingType of Construction: New ConstructionSize: Hospital: 266,000 SF (24,712 m²); Medical Office Building: 60,000 SF (5,574 m²)