Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Medical Tower
Page designed the interior for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Medical Tower II, which houses Phoebe’s expanding cancer center, to provide patients with a sense of serenity. The interiors team also collaborated with their architecture colleagues on the Centennial Sky Bridge, the first timber bridge in Albany in 70 years, and the only timber bridge in the world that spans between two buildings.
The central waiting areas overlook a green and white tiled fountain which cascades down to the lowest level from the multi-story lobby. A circular light-well brings in natural light to the on-deck oncology waiting and control stations and illuminates the blue glass healing wall. Soothing colors throughout the space are used to compliment the natural daylight and earth tones complement the water feature. The interior scheme employs both cool and warm colors as well as a variety of textures found in nature. The variations in colors were used to assist with way finding and in distinguishing functional areas, while maintaining a timeless link to the hospital’s one-hundred year history.
An integral part of the campus plan is a timbered pedestrian bridge that leads visitors, staff and patients from the new campus parking structures into the Tower II and reflects regional history. The Page project team delivered a modern take on a traditional heavy timber bridge. The Centennial truss bridge, which spans 97 feet between two stone piers, is made of regionally farmed heavy timber, a 12 degree canted, low-e glass enclosure and a copper roof. On the interior, light from the sun casts a shadowed path on the wood floor highlighting the way for patients, staff and visitors.