Duda/Paine Architects - Duke Integrative Medicine (DIM), Duke University, Durham, NC Print
Thursday, 30 September 2010 06:52

Winner  of AIA's National Healthcare Design Award in the category dedicated to built projects, less than $25 million (construction cost)

Duke-Integrative-Medicine-05Considered to be the first facility designed solely for the combined practice of alternative treatments and conventional medicine, both facility and grounds express DIM’s mission: to approach healthcare as a holistic endeavor that embraces the mind, body, and spirit.


Duke-Integrative-Medicine-04The goal of creating a warm, non-threatening environment dedicated to physical and mental well-being was achieved by interweaving natural and man-made features.
Duke-Integrative-Medicine-06Duke-Integrative-Medicine-07Glass walls break down visual boundaries between exterior and interior and encourage physical access to the exterior elements of the wellness program such as a meditation pavilion, ornamental and functional herb gardens, walking paths and seating areas.
Duke-Integrative-Medicine-10The use of wood was incorporated through the project to impart the perception of warmth and comfort to the mind.

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