HDR + Corgan
Dallas’ new Parkland Hospital, replacing a structure built in the 1950s, is an important project in the Datum Rios portfolio. The massive $900 million building is 17 stories providing 2 million sq. ft. of hospital space.
The owner's mandate to provide expansive windows was accomplished by the design of a system of 30-ft-deep, post-tensioned transfer walls/girders, created to be stressed in 8 stages. The form consists of a 62-ft cantilever, coupled with a 120-ft span over an opening; both support seven stories above.