Three years ago, Ohio Health (Columbus, Ohio) opened the Neuroscience Center at Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Since then, the care provider has identified the need to develop continuity of care for patients with neurological conditions – including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and multiple sclerosis – by providing them with programs, equipment, education, and experts in prevention and rehabilitation to help manage cases and lead a more active life.
The Ohio Health Center for Neurosciences Clinical, exercise, educational and emotional support programs provide people with neurological conditions and their caregivers. The Wellness Center for Neuroscience helps its members build strength, health, and community through holistic care for mind, body, and spirit.
Perched on a hill at the edge of a neighboring forest reserve, the 25,300-square-foot building he designed Gensler Chicago is located on the periphery of the Ohio Health Riverside campus. The architecture is uniquely humble and disturbing for the active main medical campus and embraces the surrounding landscape by prioritizing constant access to daylight and inspiring views. Environmentally focused building siting and design make the building feel alive and calm, allowing members to focus on their overall wellness and health.
The interdisciplinary center is organized around an outdoor patio and a community “fireplace” space, featuring wellness and exercise studios with overhead straps for added balance; Quiet studio for mind-body classes with an extending platform for outdoor programming; Multi-purpose fitness rooms indoor walking path coffee; Management Workspace and OhioHealth John J. Gerlach Center, which includes clinics for cognitive neurology and aging assessment.
Friction-free design considerations are incorporated throughout the space, including abundant natural lighting and control, transitional spaces between indoors and outdoors, subtle transitions of materials, and the creation of a clear and intuitive pathway, all to support the creation of a serene environment centered around neurotic wellness.
Facility name: Ohio Health Neuroscience Wellness Center
Venue: Columbus, Ohio
End date: November 2020
Owner: Ohio Health
Total building area: 25,300 sq. Ft.
Total Construction Cost: Confidential
Cost / square meter. Made: Confidential
Architecture Firm: Gensler
Interior design: Gensler
General Contractor: Whiting Turner
Engineering: Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers (MEP), Rubinos & Mesia Engineers (Structural), EMH & T Engineers (Civil)
Builder: Whiting Turner