Children’s Hospital Medical Center


The glass cylinder, located in the second floor waiting area, is open to the chapel below. Light from above is directed into the cylinder, creating the primary light source for the chapel. The walls consist of bent laminated glass with rice paper between the PVB interlayers, providing obscurity. The surface is washed with colors from the interior rings of oval-shaped dichroic glass, reminiscent of a watercolor painting. The view from the chapel up into the cylinder is kaleidoscopic.

Published: Delta’s “SKY” Magazine 1993



  • Dimensions: 9' diameter, 14' tall
  • Materials: Bent Laminated Glass with rice paper interlayer, Dichroic Glass
  • Glass Design: Kenneth F. von Roenn, Jr.
  • Architect: GBBN Architects
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH