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BJC/WUSM leaders and designers tour mock-up of new inpatient tower exterior

Sent on behalf of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

A full-scale mock-up of the exterior concrete panels planned for the new Barnes-Jewish Hospital tower was on display in Hudlin Park recently. BJC and WUSM leadership and the Campus Renewal design team viewed the 15’ by 21’ structure to understand proportions, relationships and dimensions of the exterior materials. An important step in the design process, the mock-up helps to confirm how the combination of materials composing the exterior of the buildings will look before the materials are ordered for the entire building.

The mock-up will be expanded in March with additional exterior elements including glass, granite and metal. It will remain in place for several years as some of the detailing and material selections are refined.

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The mock-up is constructed of actual-size concrete panels that will compose some of the new tower exterior. This section of the mock-up is 21 feet tall by 15 feet wide.

Arjun Bhat (second from left), design lead with CannonDesign, explains to the Campus Renewal steering committee how the ultra high-performance concrete panels are specially formulated to be lightweight, yet sturdy.

Greg Mohler, BJC vice president of construction; John Lynch, BJH president; and Rick Stanton, WUSM vice chancellor medical finance and administration learn about exterior elements planned for the 5th floor outdoor garden terraces from Michelle Ohle, DTLS landscape architect.