As part of a campus wide modernization plan called HH2020, Hartford Hospital set forth to revitalize areas within the hospital campus with the goal of improving the patient and employee experience through an overall campus atmosphere of peace and comfort.
As part of this modernization, Hartford Hospital selected DTC and Perkins + Will Architecture to provide architectural, landscape architectural and civil engineering services for the planning, design and construction of a “Sky Way” connector bridge to link their recently completed 1200 Space Hudson Street Parking Garage through and past various campus buildings and across a public (Jefferson) street to connect to the established campus internal pedestrian corridor.
The project consisted of alterations, additions and renovations to several existing campus buildings, creation of an elevated enclosed (climate controlled) pedestrian bridge and creation of two stair/elevator towers.
DTC was responsible for creating and re-routing of various site and building utilities located both internally, externally as well as at and below the surface of the project envelope.
DTC corrected existing drainage issues in site grading, utilized low impact storm water conventions and plant materials and upgraded the subsurface storm water system routing.
DTC paid particular attention to how the structure would blend in with the surrounding buildings and site elements including the overall aesthetic, views both from and to the structure, at grade pedestrian circulation, vehicular circulation, established and introduced plant material integration and adjacent campus and public use unification.