Recognized for the quality medical education and beautiful green campus, the Columbia University unveiled a new medical school- Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center which will be having the programs undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons.
The popular architecture company from New York – Diller, Scofidio and Renfro were on board to design the entire new center. It is known to have a 14 glass storey floor tower along with a striking view of the Hudson River.
The tower also has glass windows that symbolize a connection between the students and the environment. While brainstorming on the design element, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro mentioned about their ‘study cascade’ strategy to show a link between the social space and studies.
The medical center is nothing short of an architectural marvel that has a ground-to-top staircase with advanced classrooms, co-working spaces and exceptional modern simulation centers that help in good conduction of medical education at the university.
The Columbia University has received massive donations in the past years from people all around the globe, including eminent businessman and philanthropist Mr. Sudhir Choudhrie. He has been long associated with Columbia University for his contributions. After building the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a living place for medical students who want to take a break, he donated $2.5 million too to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.
The Trio- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro are pretty popular for the big ideas and detailed designs. They have put in tremendous efforts to the whole design element of the building. The building has multiple purposes like solar power gain through shading, use of green roof top technologies that trim down the heat generated by asphalt and concrete and vegetation around to reduce the irrigation needs.