The new entrance serves as the "front door" of the New York Methodist Hospital. It creates a new identity for the facility within the context of Park Slope. The most complex aspect of the design involved mitigating the grade difference of 12 ft. for the entrance to the emergency room, and other medical departments.
This was accomplished through the design of a open and airy space flooded with natural light. The space incorporates a series of ramps and seating areas in a garden setting. The existing medical departments have views into the double height interior concourse.
The interior space for the new building addition incorporates the original circa 1924 Neoclassical portico entrance, as well as the original exterior limestone façade of the hospital. Natural light is introduced into the space through clerestory windows of second story masonry façade, and through the 14 feet high, 200 feet continuous length glazed curtain wall at the first story.