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Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 October 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

As a follow-up to yesterday's post of Frank Lloyd Wright's house and the prairie-style architecture he made popular, I thought I would post a photo (or two) of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital where I paid a visit while a family member underwent surgery last month.

Designed to be one of the premier hospital facilities in the Midwest, the 866,000 square-foot Elmhurst Memorial Hospital opened its doors to patients in June 2011. Using classic prairie-style architecture, the hospital incorporates an earth-tone color palette, warm wood fixtures, natural lighting and campus gardens to create a healing environment that transcends the typical hospital experience.

Each of the hospital's 259 private inpatient suites includes soothing colors, natural wood, stone and fabrics, cheerful tile accents and images of nature. Surrounded by expansive green space, sparking ponds and healing gardens, the extensive landscaping creates a “building in a garden” that sets the tone for a unique healthcare experience.

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Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Wahooo what a wonder how you choose the most impressive clouds in sky !

5 Oct 2012 6:30am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Striking colours, magnificent photograph of this very special place, the blues on the
windows are particularly deep, beautiful !~

5 Oct 2012 6:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nicely positioned Steve to shoot just above that ornamental flower arrangement, the symmetry is excellent.

5 Oct 2012 7:22am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely compostition..wonderful shot

5 Oct 2012 7:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A unique health care experience indeed! Love this vista with its symmetry and vibrant health-restoring colours.

5 Oct 2012 10:19am

tataray from france, France

Cadrage et lumière irréprochable... Excellente image.)

5 Oct 2012 10:36am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It looks more like a hotel instead of a hospital. The patient suites sound luxurious.... but if you have to be sick this would be the perfect place to heal. Beautifully designed with all those windows and nicely landscaped. Must be expensive!

5 Oct 2012 12:32pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition .

5 Oct 2012 12:40pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Perfect composition and a beautifully lit colorful result !

5 Oct 2012 1:06pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is wonderful, Steven, and what a great place to be if you have to be hospitalized. I don't usually like symmetrical images, but this one works beautifully and the HDR treatment is great.

5 Oct 2012 2:44pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Great composition and colors .

5 Oct 2012 5:53pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Symmetry is beauty.

5 Oct 2012 5:53pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Magnifique et jolies couleurs.

5 Oct 2012 6:10pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Beautifully composed shot. I like your color-popping air.

5 Oct 2012 6:40pm

Florence from Paris, France

Extra colors and vibrant lights Steven.

5 Oct 2012 6:50pm

franz from Baden, Austria

if one has to stay in hospital, this would be the place ... gorgeous setting, attractive symmetry in the frame. amazing this should be from 2011 ...

5 Oct 2012 6:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the HDR. The symmetry is lovely too.

5 Oct 2012 8:10pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very elegant and attractive hospital, I can't believe how beautiful this hospital is and the grounds too! Beautiful colors!

5 Oct 2012 8:49pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really great HDR , very well composed

5 Oct 2012 9:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It sounds like a really nice place conducive to helping somebody heal. Beautiful image. I like the arcitecture.

6 Oct 2012 12:08am

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautifully composed image ... the colors and light are really gorgeous !!! The architecture is absolutely fabulous

6 Oct 2012 2:39am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This shot has wonderful symmetry and one point perspective.

6 Oct 2012 1:08pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a very cool sky. Very nice shot.

6 Oct 2012 9:38pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo with an excellent framing. It's a very nice composition. I like it. Have a lovely afternon Steven. Amicalement Antoine.?

7 Oct 2012 2:08pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A very beautiful composition with fantastic colors!

8 Oct 2012 1:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Quite a beautiful image of this huge building.

9 Oct 2012 12:17am