Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, Fla.

“The building is an icon for the Arnold Palmer Hospital campus as well as the skyline of Orlando.”
—Andrew Flanigan, design manager, Jonathan Bailey Associates

Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, Fla.The basics: New construction of a 273-bed, 400,000-square-foot hospital focused on women’s and children’s services, including a 112-bed neonatal intensive care unit and 30 labor and delivery rooms. Facility includes two 11-story main towers and three four-story towers in a cloverleaf configuration with a 115,000-square-foot curtain wall, 15,000 square feet of aluminum composite accent panels placed randomly on the curtain wall  and a four-story glass sphere lobby. Completed May 2006.  Cost, $138 million.

 

The players:

Andrew Flanigan, design manager; Samantha Mah, project manager; Jonathan Bailey Associates, architect, Dallas; The Robins and Morton Group, general contractors, Orlando, Fla.; Harmon Inc., curtain wall fabrication and installation, Eden Prairie, Minn., and Orlando, Fla.; Super Sky Products Inc., sphere fabrication and installation, Mequon, Wis.; Viracon, glass manufacturer, Owatonna, Minn.; Kistler McDougall Corp., composite accent panel fabrication and installation, Woodstock, Ga.; Alcan Composites USA Inc., composite accent panel manufacturer, Benton, Ky.

 

The glass:

Curtain wall, below 30 feet, 15⁄16-inch VRE 3-38 reflective insulating laminated units, 1⁄4-inch gray tint with VRE-38 low-emissivity coating on number two surface, 1⁄2-inch air space, 9⁄16-inch laminated with 1⁄4-inch gray tint, 0.10 inch polyvinyl butyral inner layer, 1⁄4-inch clear; curtain wall, above 30 feet, 15⁄16-inch VRE 3-38 reflective insulating laminated units, 1⁄4-inch gray tint with VRE-38 low-e coating on number two surface, 1⁄2-inch air space, 9⁄16-inch laminated with 1⁄4-inch gray tint, 0.60-inch PVB inner layer, 1⁄4-inch clear; sphere, 15⁄16-inch glass, with 1⁄4-inch clear on exterior surface, 1⁄2-inch air space, 9⁄16-inch clear laminated with 1⁄4-inch clear, 0.09-inch PVB, 1⁄4-inch clear on the inner surface.