Community Hospital Healing Garden Monterey, California

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HEALING GARDEN

Access to the natural environment for patients, visitors and staff is a key health objective for the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. To maximize visual access from patient rooms, the Healing Garden creates a forest hillside planting with cascading water elements. A courtyard at mid level is an accessible space with seatwalls and table with chairs, and a reflecting pool with a koi fish mural. The central water feature, framed by groves of quaking aspen, is a focal point to the day room on three different floors as well as several patient rooms.

LOCATION
Monterey, CA

OWNER/CLIENT
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

ARCHITECT
HOK Architecture

STATUS
2009