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AHBE:AHBE Landscape Architects是洛杉矶一家受人尊敬的公司,以设计思虑周到,令人印象深刻的景观而闻名,该事务所为雪松西奈医疗中心的患者、医院工作人员以及来访者们创造了一个疗养园。

AHBE:AHBE Landscape Architects, an esteemed Los Angeles-based firm known for its expertise in designing thoughtful, evocative landscapes that allow for contemplation and reflection, has created a healing environment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for patients, hospital staff, and visiting families and friends.


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Unique solution transforms a concrete plaza into a restorative space in the city



The existing site consisted of a concrete plaza atop a multi-level garage. Using the metaphor of human skin, AHBE developed a multi-layered landscape solution that protects the existing building’s structural and mechanical integrity and accounts for an existing drainage system, emergency access, lighting and way finding, as well as extreme weather conditions. The solution – a unique, green roof-inspired system built onto the plaza’s existing structure – maximizes the impact of the landscape while minimizing construction and alterations to the existing building.


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AHBE项目团队的主创设计师Calvin Abe, FASLA, RLA说:“ 目前在雪松西奈中心疗养园设计项目中所遇到的挑战,恰好给我们带来了一些思维创新的机会。现场的这些硬质广场已经闲置多年,我们希望通过在现有广场上方添加一些自然景观来唤醒大楼的生机。”

“The Cedars-Sinai Healing Garden Plaza project presented several constraints that encouraged innovative thinking,” explains Calvin Abe, FASLA, RLA, who led the project team on behalf of AHBE Landscape Architects from concept design through construction administration. “The terraces had previously been unused for many years. We aimed to heal the epidermis of the complex by grafting a piece of living, breathing landscape above the existing parking decks.”


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AHBE further redefined the space architecturally by creating four distinct gardens – the Garden of Whimsy, Blue Garden, Plaza Garden and Education Garden.


奇思妙想园旨在提升和激励人的精神。花园里设有Ball Nogues Studio设计的雕塑亭和起伏的花坛,夜晚这里星光摇曳,树影婆娑,透过病房窗户向下看,便可一睹宜人美景。雕塑亭串联了周围的景观元素,是园内的一个视觉中心。

Garden of Whimsy is intended to lift and energize the human spirit. The garden features a sculptural pavilion by Ball Nogues Studio and undulating planters that when illuminated at night creates a scenic view from the patients’ rooms above. The pavilion knits together the landscape environment and creates a defining visual moment for visitors.


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Blue Garden is a counterpoint to the Garden of Whimsy. Given its shady orientation throughout the year, this garden is about quiet, coolness and calm. Intended as a meditative place, AHBE located smaller, closely positioned seating areas in the garden for private conversations or solitude.


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Small circular reflecting pools with custom “firefly” light fixtures are placed throughout the landscape. The garden’s lights will change colors and enhance an experience that replicates serenity in nature.


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Plaza Garden is a flexible event space with moveable and convertible furniture that functions as an outdoor cafe for a restaurant and a large courtyard space for tented receptions and larger events.



广场花园的花坛植被以叶子纹理丰富植物和大型植物为主,如龙舌兰, 并辅以多肉植物和其他喜荫植物。

Planters in the Plaza Garden feature textural foliage and large-scaled plants, such as agaves, supplemented with succulents and other shade loving plants.


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Education Garden is intended to illustrate to the general public how plants from Mediterranean climates, known as “adaptive natives” with similar rainfall from around the world can be adaptable to Southern California. The garden incorporates spaces for outdoor lectures, health fairs and informal meetings.


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建筑师:AHBE Landscape Architects
承包商:Hensel Phelps
照明:HLB Lighting Design
合作方:Cedars-Sinai (项目组:Zeke Triana, Adrienne Haynes, Kevin Hsu);Frank Webb Architects;KPFF Consulting Engineers(土木和结构工程);JOMA Design Studio (喷泉设计);M-E Engineers, Inc. (MEP工程师);Ball-Nogues Design Studio(展馆设计);SKA Design (图形和标牌);AECOM(成本估算);Mollenhauer Group (测量);Sweeney+Associates(灌溉设计);幕墙设计咨询

Project location:Los Angeles, United States
Client: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Architects:AHBE Landscape Architects
Contractor:Hensel Phelps
Lighting:HLB Lighting Design
Collaborators:Cedars-Sinai (project team: Zeke Triana, Adrienne Haynes, Kevin Hsu);Frank Webb Architects;KPFF Consulting Engineers (civil and structural engineering); JOMA Design Studio (fountain design); M-E Engineers, Inc. (MEP engineers);Ball-Nogues Design Studio (pavilion design); SKA Design (graphics and signage); AECOM (cost estimating); Mollenhauer Group (surveying); Sweeney + Associates (irrigation design); Curtainwall Design Consulting.
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