Architect: Rafael Viñoly
Address: 5700 S. Maryland Ave.
The Center for Care and Discovery is the largest building on campus, with more than a million square feet spanning 10 stories of space for high technology research and advanced patient care.
Functional and Imaginative Design
Rafael Viñoly Architects, working with Cannon Design, planned the hospital on a grid system, with 85 modular cubes organized on each floor. This allows for any given section of the hospital to change shape to accommodate changing needs without altering the basic framework of the structure. Most striking is the Sky Lobby located on the seventh level, which features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and panoramic views of both the University of Chicago campus and downtown Chicago.
“Hospital of the Future”
The Center for Care and Discovery features the latest technology for medical diagnosis and treatment, laboratories for physician-scientists to advance understanding, and family-oriented patient facilities including only single occupancy rooms all in one building. It features specialty care units in the areas of cancer, gastrointestinal disease, neuroscience, advanced surgery, and high-technology medical imaging.