Ground broken on $840m Louisville VA Medical Center in US

WCN Editorial Team 12 Nov 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Turner-Walsh Joint Venture has broken ground on $840m VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, US.

Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM is serving as primary engineer while SmithGroup is serving as primary design architect for the 972,000ft2 medical centre located at 4906 Brownsboro Road, Louisville.

The 34-acre campus will also include two parking structures, a regional laundry facility, a 40,000ft2 central utility plant, new sidewalks, and roadways.

The new building, which will replace the existing Robley Rex VA Medical Center, will incorporate inpatient and outpatient services for access to primary care, surgical, specialty, and mental health services.

Designed to comply with the Government’s Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings, the Louisville VA Medical Center will feature a large photovoltaic array, green roofs.

The medical centre’s facades will feature vertical patterning of metal panels and curtainwall which is inspired by the military ribbons’ colorful regalia.

SmithGroup project manager and Detroit office principal Cindy Pozolo said: “The design of the new medical center represents a journey of healing with honor.

“The landscape and the architecture echo the strength and courage of the people who have served our country with distinction.”

To deliver the project, Walsh-Turner will work with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District.

The Louisville VA Medical Center is expected to serve more than 150,000 population in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

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Illustration of Louisville VA Medical Center in US. Credit: The Walsh Group.

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