Greenwich Hospital installed two uniquely engaging Luminous SkyCeilings in the radiation treatment area of the hospital's new addition. The 6'x8' Rectilinear Luminous SkyCeiling features a tapestry of gold, brown, and orange Fall foliage backed by a clear blue sky. The hospital also purchased an alternate set of SkyTiles featuring a fresh Spring scene.
The 10"x14" Elliptical Luminous SkyCeiling, one of the larger elliptical SkyCeilings the Sky Factory has created, features a skyscape of layered clouds that lead the eye up into seemingly infinite space.
Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut is a 174-bed regional hospital, serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine and a member of the Yale New Haven Health System.
Since opening in 1903, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution providing all medical specialties and a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs.
Staying on the forefront of patient-centered care, in 2007 the hospital opened a separate 7,500 square foot Center for Integrative Medicine. The Center was designed using Feng Shui principles and "green architecture". The Luminous SkyCeilings also provide a connection to nature that has been found to help alleviate patient stress.
The rich Fall scene above fills patients and staff with the warmth of turning leaves.
This Installation Features:
Elliptical Luminous SkyCeilingTM
The pleasantly curved elliptical form creates a portal to an engagingly authentic cloudscape fringed with blossoming trees and foliage.
From an installation and construction perspective, this photograph shows what a well executed interior plenum space looks like. Two aspects of this installation are particularly striking: the relationship of the ellipse soffit inset in the larger rectangular soffit, and the way the face of the SkyCeiling is deeply imbedded, approximately 6-inches, up into the soffit. Notice that the perimeter comes attached to pre-assembled plywood plates which are re-assembled on the job site and then built into the soffit.
Note: In the photograph, the mounting plate covers part of the lighting, but the plate was reduced for the final installation.