This past month, our Tribeca Pediatrics Bushwick location project was awarded an Architects Newspaper Best of Design 2020 award within the healthcare sector. Teaming with the talented design team at OPerA Studio Architecture, MARTOS provided the structural design for the project.
Unique in its theory, the architectural design is centered around a circle motif, which is immediately recognized upon entering the structure. Patients are greeted with a circular opening located on the center of a 20’x20’ seamless steel square façade. The building is designed to have a play and waiting area, four exam rooms, nurse station, sick bay and a mezzanine office level that is accessible via a spiral staircase at the rear.
The structural system being used consists of light gage metal studs spanning a two-story height supporting metal C-joists roof framing. The lateral system consists of front, rear, and intermediate steel brace frames concealed within cylindrical wall finishes
An important element of the structural design was the evaluation and reinforcement of the original rubble wall foundations for reuse in order to avoid the construction of new foundations and subsequent support of excavation designs.