Firelands Sandusky Healthcare Center seeks to consolidate existing disparate physician practice groups in a new state-of-the-art facility that serves as an extension of the Firelands brand and reinforces their commitment to the community.
The site layout softens the contextual language of the existing harsh asphalt lot and surrounding retail buildings with a dynamic new design. Integrating landscape and natural elements into the design creates a welcoming experience for the patient.
The building materials palette incorporates existing Firelands architectural brand elements, but re-translates those elements in a contemporary design language. The design looks to incorporate bold elements as a signifier of the Firelands impact and commitment to the community. While the layout engages with local retail establishments, it also establishes a defined experience for those seeking clinical care within the facility. Natural light is integrated into all shared public areas to create visual warmth and allow for clear navigation of the facility.