Diller, Scofidio and Renfro build a medical school at the Columbia University

Renowned across the globe for their exceptional education system and beautiful lush green campus, the Columbia University has a new addition to their infrastructure- Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. The centre is a medical school built for the programs undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons.

Construction of the new center was undertaken by a renowned architecture firm from New York namely- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

The medical center has a 14 glass storey floored tower which also has an amazing view of the Hudson River. There are glass windows which designate the seamless connection between the students and the environment, as per Diller and Renfro.

While making the architecture plan, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro derived inspiration from ‘study cascade’ theory to show a link between the social spaces and studies. There is also a ground-to-top staircase, advanced classrooms, co-working spaces and brilliant modern simulation centers that clearly indicate about the quality of medical classes conducted at the campus.

A well known businessman and philanthropist- Sudhir Choudhrie has been long linked with Columbia University for his contributions. He recently donated toward the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a typical space for medical students who want to revive their energy in the midst of busy hours. He also donated previously to sponsor the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro are chiefly known for their great designs. For the medical center too, they gave much attention to the entire design element of the building. The building is environment friendly. For example- solar gain was optimized through shading, use of green roof top technologies increased to cut down the heat generated by asphalt and concrete and vegetation was planted to reduce the irrigation needs.

 

 

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro build a medical school at the Columbia University

Diller, Scofidio And Renfro’s Construct A New Building At The Columbia University

Columbia University’s medical education has long been recognized as delivering top class education! It has garnered praise over the years in terms of its teaching and study methods along with a big campus for the students.

The campus recently had a makeover and now has an additional medical building at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. This houses programmes undertaken by Columbia University’s medical students, physicians and surgeons. This new living space has been planned by a celebrated architecture firm from New York – Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

The building has a 14-storey glass floor tower with a beautiful view of the Hudson River. According to Diller, Renfro firm, these glass windows symbolize a subtle connection between the students and their environment. While brainstorming for the design element, Diller, Scofidio and Renfer had a ‘study cascade’ strategy in their mind wherein they wanted students to have a link with the social spaces.

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There is a ground-to-top staircase that has big classrooms and co-working spaces. With contemporary simulation centers, medical classes are conducted exemplarily at the campus!

A famous philanthropist and businessman, Sudhir Choudhrie has been associated with Columbia University for his contributions and is known to have helped in building the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge, a social community like space for medical students who want a break from the boring routine at the campus. He donated a sum of $2.5 million previously to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the campus.

Previously while working, Diller, Scofidio and Renfro have been very particular about the design. Similarly, this time, they gave significant importance to the entire design element of the building to serve environment related purposes. They optimized solar gain through shading, the use of green roof top technologies to reduce the heat generated by asphalt and concrete and planting vegetation to trim down the irrigation needs.

 

Diller, Scofidio And Renfro’s Construct A New Building At The Columbia University

Columbia University Gets Upgrade With New Medical Building

The Columbia University has been redefining education standards since its formation. Also known for its exceptional looking campus, the university has a new additional building that is constructed by a popular New York based firm- Diller, Scofidio and Renfro.

The new building will host programs for the medical students, physicians and surgeons at the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center. It is definitely another great step taken by the University.

Sudhir Choudhrie

The building is a 14-floor glass tower which also has a mighty view of the River Hudson. There are glass windows that act as transparent shells showing a symbolic connection with the students and the environment around- as quoted by the Diller Renfro firm.

Totally absorbed in the design element of the building Diller, Scofidio and Renfro had a functional strategy called- the ‘study cascade’; to show and build a spotless link between the social space and the study area by constructing a ground-top level staircase.

With the vibrant plan in hand; there are progressive classrooms, co-working spaces and contemporary simulation centers in the building to teach medicine efficiently in an apt structure.

The medical center has received significant donations from people all around the world in the past, including from philanthropist and businessman – Sudhir Choudhrie, who invested in the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge. He also donated a massive amount of $2.5 million to set up the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at the medical premises.

Diller, Scofidio and Renfro who are recognized for their brilliant work and ideas of extreme detailing gave immense attention to the whole design element by installing shades to maximize solar power, fitted green roof top technologies that trim down the heat generated by urban asphalt and concrete and planted vegetation to reduce irrigation requirements.

Columbia University Gets Upgrade With New Medical Building

AlphaOne Amritsar Concludes Second ‘Say No to Drugs’ Drive in Maqbool Pura

AlphaOne Amritsar, a retail subsidiary of Alpha G:Corp concluded the second drive of its ‘Say No to Drugs’ drive on 23rd January, 2015. The campaign, a joint initiative of AlphaOne and Swami Vivekananda Drug De-Addiction and Treatment Centre, is in line with the first drug rehabilitation program that was rolled out on 14th November, 2014. Flagged off by Mr Bhagat, DC Amritsar last year, the drive pledged to combat substance abuse efficaciously.

The second drive was organized at Pulse Hospital in Maqbool Pura, an area that is adversely affected by drugs in Amritsar. The event consisted of counselling sessions both in the vicinity of the hospital and in the privacy of homes. The campaign had a core team of more than 35 volunteers including doctors, Team AlphaOne and volunteers of ‘Amritsar Sparkling-Be the Change’ pro-actively participating in the event. The team also offered door-to-door assistance to spread the word about the detrimental effects of drug abuse, along with informing the locals about the distinct medical facilities like ambulance, mobile vans, counselling and treatments that are available at the hospital.

Exalted at the successful conclusion of the second drive, Dr. Prodipta, Executive Director Alpha G:Corp said, “This is a collaborative effort on our part along with like-minded partners for our on-going civic and social initiatives, ‘Amritsar Sparkling’ and ‘Be The Change’. This collaborative initiative will continue to reinforce and increase awareness about the importance of good health and fitness among the residents as well as meaningfully and consistently educate people about the dreaded drug habit. We hope to take this initiative further and espouse a systematic approach for better health and fitness with Say No to Drugs.”

The volunteers also distributed fliers to educate the residents about cleanliness and hygiene—the underlining idea behind their monthly cleanliness drive, ‘Amritsar Sparkling’. Endeavouring to transform the community, the volunteers also motivated the residents to keep their area clean.

Established in 2003, Alpha G:Corp Development Private Limited has not only been a pioneer of modern retail in India but has also been successful in revamping the face of the otherwise profit seeking private sector by regularly organizing various sustainable eco-practices and community-centric drives.

Of the many illustrious names on its board, Mr Sudhir Choudhrie sits on the Board of Directors and provides expert advice on business and philanthropic initiatives of the group as a whole.

AlphaOne Amritsar Concludes Second ‘Say No to Drugs’ Drive in Maqbool Pura

AlphaOne Concludes Another Successful Drive for Its ‘Say No to Drugs’ Campaign

AlphaOne, a retail subsidiary of one of the most felicitated companies in the Indian real estate industry Alpha G: Corp, recently conducted the second drive of ‘Say No to Drugs’ campaign. ‘Say No to Drugs’ is a drug rehabilitation endeavour that was first flagged off on Children’s Day (14th November) last year, and focuses on the ill-effects of drugs in the Maqbool Pura area of Amritsar.

A joint initiative of AlphaOne and Swami Vivekananda Drug De-Addiction & Treatment Centre, the drive aims to raise awareness on substance abuse through a series of live programmes and roadshows. This time around, it was Pulse Hospital that hosted the event with the support of more than 35 dedicated doctors and volunteers from ‘Amritsar Sparkling- Be the Change’. Included in the brief were medical facilities, treatments and other services like mobile vans and ambulances available for the locals at the hospital.

The ‘Say No to Drugs’ team went campaigning door-to-door and also held private counselling sessions. Additionally, the volunteers from ‘Amritsar Sparkling’ joined in, distributing fliers educating the residents about the importance of cleanliness. The team, through live interaction and counselling, mobilised the locals for keeping their surroundings hygienic and underlined the catastrophic effects of substance abuse.

Acknowledging the doctors and the volunteers for the efforts they put in for the success of the drive, Dr Prodipta Sen, Executive Director Alpha G:Corp said, “This is a collaborative effort on our part along with like-minded partners for our on-going civic and social initiatives, ‘Amritsar Sparkling’ and ‘Be The Change’. This collaborative initiative will continue to reinforce and increase awareness about the importance of good health and fitness among the residents as well as meaningfully and consistently educate people about the dreaded drug habit. We hope to take this initiative further and espouse a systematic approach for better health and fitness with Say No to Drugs.”

Alpha G: Corp has been widely recognised both at prestigious national and international platforms for pioneering eco-friendly practices. Geared towards providing pragmatic healthcare, civic amenities and holistic well-being to communities in the cities of its operations, Alpha G:Corp, with prominent entrepreneurs like Mr Sudhir Choudhrie on board, believes that it is these strong set of values which are their distinguishing factors and a catalyst in consistently refining their brands perception of delivering the finest in the industry.

AlphaOne Concludes Another Successful Drive for Its ‘Say No to Drugs’ Campaign