The Mother Baby Center at United Hospital

Submitted by Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

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Client: UNITED HOSPITAL MOTHER BABY, MN

Location: Saint Paul, MN, United States

Completion date: 2016

Project Team

Architect

HDR, Hopkins, MN

Other

WL Hall

Industry Resource

Nathan Allan Glass

Overview

Balancing negative emotions, the power of architecture and design on the human psyche is reflected strongly in public spaces. Buildings that wield emotional clout, such as schools and hospitals, certainly classify.

Nathan Allan recently worked on two hospital projects, United Hospital Mother Baby and Mother Mercy Hospital, Minnesota. Our design partner was HDR of Hopkins MN. The product design was to include an uplifting visual appeal with multi-leveled function. HDR selected Nathan Allan’s unique Mirage Architectural Glass Wall panels for both projects. The Mirage Architectural Glass Wall created spaces that provide privacy and comfort, with ample lighting.

Goals

Mirage textured glass, part of our Classic Textures Directional Series, is a free flowing pattern with fluidly shaped lines. Organic molds are produced with deep recesses to allow for the profound surface striations. Each mold is individually created to form a continuous pattern from panel to panel. With Nathan Allan’s Mirage Architectural Glass Wall panels, the surfaces of each panel are sealed. The sealed surfaces create an anti-microbial glass that is ideal for all Healthcare projects.

Process

In collaboration with HDR, Nathan Allan helped to created safe spaces for patients of United Hospital Mother Baby. Our Mirage Architectural Glass Wall provides the comfort of privacy with the softness of light. Our unique bent textured glass also serves as a solid sound barrier. The glass does not shut in patients, families or healthcare providers. Instead, the light and colors that filter through the vibrant panels are effectively uplifting. Healing, recovery, and hope, become such crucial items. By incorporating hope into these important spaces, interior design can serve as a proponent of beauty and optimism.

Additional Information

Low iron tempered safety glass, 1/2″ (12mm) thick, with Mirage kiln formed textured glass. Produced with horizontal pattern direction. Panel sizes vary up to 5’0 x 10’0 (1500mm x 3000mm). Flat and Bent tempered panels are used throughout these 2 hospital projects.