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University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center: “Materiality in Context”

Friday, 31 August 2007

Univ. of MI Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI - SBRA, archite

Architectural materials reinforce the emotional perception of the building in space. An embracing curve of curtainwall, glowing in the heart of the healthcare campus, holds the visitor and public waiting spaces in tight connection to the healing gardens inside and out.

A distinctive brick and punched window composition expresses the rectangular form of the utilitarian spaces behind the curving wall. The building meets the ground plane supported strongly with precast concrete panels with ashlar pattern.

Elise Woodward, AIA, LEED AP

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