Brigham and Women's Hospital | Garden Cafe
Boston, MA | 2016
Formerly housed in two concrete cylinders with tiny porthole windows, Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s primary cafeteria was a dim, depressing space with a matching menu of unhealthy choices. The Garden Cafe project completely reinvisioned the hospital’s primary dining experience through three strategies:
Architectural - The precast concrete enclosing wall was replaced with two full-height glass curtain walls bringing in daylight and garden views.
Landscape - Linear garden spaces were introduced to focus views in foreground and desirable street views through shrubs and trees that act as visual filters.
Interiors & Food Choices - Spatial improvements are augments with fresh and healthier food choices, display of fresh foods and increased light levels.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Bruner/Cott Architects, architect
McNamara Salvia, structural engineers
Cloud Gehshan Associates, graphics, wayfinding
KMDG, landscape architect
Christian Phillips Photography
Bruner/Cott & Associates