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Kaiser Permanente Hospital, San Diego, CA

CO Architects

San Diego, CA



Soon after the installation of the glass work at SFMC, the director of construction for Kaiser Permanente Hospital saw the completed work and contacted von Roenn about a similar project for a new hospital in San Diego.  The designs that followed were similar in type and technique to those at SFMC though the imagery and color palette were different.  Because of the hospital’s proximity to the ocean, the image forms were more fluid weaving,  which also related to the moving traffic on the adjacent roadway.  These fluid colored forms also feel very comfortable in the context of the park with its lush negation and natural elements that they face.


Like SFMC, the color forms are cast and reflected into the patient rooms through the day as light is cast from the dichroic glass fins from the rising and setting the sun.

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