Façade panels in pearl white with different surface textures create a subtle but fascinating play of colors and breathe life into a newly built hospital building in Missouri, USA. It is a best-practice example illustrating that hospital buildings don’t need to look dull and boring.

Project details

Project
St Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Architect
Lawrence Group, Saint Louis
Products used
Argeton Tampa and Lineo

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

St. Marys Hospital, USA

St. Marys Hospital, USA © Travis Duncan Photography

Inviting and prestigious overall impression

In Jefferson City, the capital of the State of Missouri in the United States of America, the specialty clinic St. Mary's Health Center was built. The requirement: The new building with 167 beds should not be characterized by a sterile design, as is the case with many other hospitals, but have an inviting and prestigious appearance. This applies in particular to the large-scale façade. Here, 5,400 m² of wall surface are designed in a way that the overall impression convinces with a special charisma and exceptional aesthetics, serving as a warm and friendly welcome to the hospital.

Sophisticated façade look

The architects from the Lawrence Group aimed at a sophisticated solution with high-quality ceramic façade panels for the new hospital building in Jefferson City. Their idea behind it was to compose an interesting play of light and color through monochrome but differently textured façade tiles.
 
To achieve the look they had in mind, the architects combined Argeton Tampa and Lineo pearl white façade panels with four different surface textures: classically smooth and three groove patterns from fine to coarse. This creates an iridescent color quality when exposed to sunlight, as if four differently colored elements were used, comparable to a fascinating optical illusion. The façade does not reflect the sterility of a hospital, but it surprises with unique aesthetics through the particular application of the façade panels.

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