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Mind, Body & Soul: Functional Art Enlivens University Hospital

Post Time:May 17,2019Classify:Industry NewsView:1036

Designed by architectural firm Perkins+Will, with local partner RVK Architects, the new ten-story tower is a state-of-the-art Level I trauma center with 35 surgical suites, 66 emergency room treatment/trauma areas, and 420 new patient rooms.

The construction of the 1 million sq. ft. renovation was led by Zachry, Vaughn,  & Layton (ZVL) and sets the standard for the future of health care in San Antonio.

To further enhance the facility, UHS set aside over $6 million to incorporate functional artwork throughout the space.  The OLANA Group, brought in as art program manager for "SALUD-ARTE: The Art of Healing” Program, commissioned more than 1,200 original pieces from 275 artists for the Sky Tower, including a custom piece of glass artwork in each patient room. 

The mission of SALUD-ARTE was to create peaceful settings that promote healing, positive distraction, and inspiration while reducing anxiety. Recent research has shown that integrating art, nature, and beauty into a hospital environment can reduce the length of stays by facilitating faster healing and creating a restorative space for patients, families and staff.

Source: www.forms-surfaces.comAuthor: Shangyi

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