Hartford Hospital plans $150 million expansion for Bone and Joint Institute

HDR and Perkins+Will are collaborating on the project.

October 21, 2014 |

The Hartford Courant reports that Hartford Hospital will break ground this week on “an architecturally dramatic, $150 million Bone and Joint Institute.”

Two architecture firms collaborated on the Bone and Joint Institute: HDR was responsible for the interiors of clinical and medical spaces, while Perkins+Will was in charge of the building’s exterior and lobby.

In a press release, the hospital announced that the building will be constructed on vacant land that directly connects to Hartford Hospital’s main building. The Institute will consist of five floors of 130,000 sf with ten inpatient and outpatient operating rooms. The plan is to have 52 inpatient beds with the capability of expanding to nearly 80 beds.

The renderings released via the Hartford Courant show two bright-white buildings with curvy exterior walls and rounded edges connected by a skywalk over Seymour Street on the third story, mimicking bones and ligament.

The outpatient ambulatory facility is slated to open in January 2016, while the inpatient hospital building is planned to be finished around Labor Day 2016.

Find out more at the Hartford Courant.

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