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This unique and beautiful children’s hospital organizes circulation, parking and building access with stormwater to create a calm and poetic expression of rainwater flow and treatment. (ZGF Project)

Sustainable Features:

  • Stormwater walls and totems raise and pressurize water, enabling it to move to low-lying flow-through planters.
  • First time irrigation system connects to stormwater walls and totems, distributing rainwater during drought seasons to flow-through planters.
  • Green street technology treats street runoff.
  • Integrated open space systems are reinforced by art and landscape design celebrate stormwater onsite.
  • Extensive green roof is integrated with children’s play areas.


  • 2012 Daily Journal of Commerce Top Project Award, First Place, Private Buildings more than $50 million
  • 2013 SEGD Global Design Honor Award

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