The existing site consisted of a concrete plaza atop a multi-level garage. Using the metaphor of human skin, AHBE developed a multi-layered landscape solution that protects the existing building’s structural and mechanical integrity and accounts for an existing drainage system, emergency access, lighting and way finding, as well as extreme weather conditions. The solution – a unique, green roof-inspired system built onto the plaza’s existing structure – maximizes the impact of the landscape while minimizing construction and alterations to the existing building.
AHBE further redefined the space architecturally by creating four distinct gardens:
奇园将游人的情绪提升起来，由设计事务所Ball Nogues Studio设计的巨型雕塑和起伏的花坛，于夜间的人造灯光中展现诱人的风采。雕塑与景观交织在一起，为游人带来视觉和感觉上的享受。
Garden of Whimsy is intended to lift and energize the human spirit. The garden features a sculptural pavilion by Ball Nogues Studio and undulating planters that when illuminated at night creates a scenic view from the patients’ rooms above. The pavilion knits together the landscape environment and creates a defining visual moment for visitors.
Blue Garden is a counterpoint to the Garden of Whimsy. Given its shady orientation throughout the year, this garden is about quiet, coolness and calm. Intended as a meditative place, AHBE located smaller, closely positioned seating areas in the garden for private conversations or solitude. Small circular reflecting pools with custom “firefly” light fixtures are placed throughout the landscape. The garden’s lights will change colors and enhance an experience that replicates serenity in nature.
▼夜间闪烁的灯光，the lightings in the night
Plaza Garden is a flexible event space with moveable and convertible furniture that functions as an outdoor cafe for a restaurant and a large courtyard space for tented receptions and larger events. Planters in the Plaza Garden feature textural foliage and large-scaled plants, such as agaves, supplemented with succulents and other shade loving plants.
▼营造户外咖啡馆的氛围，with an atmosphere of cafe and restaurant
Education Garden is intended to illustrate to the general public how plants from Mediterranean climates, known as “adaptive natives” with similar rainfall from around the world can be adaptable to Southern California. The garden incorporates spaces for outdoor lectures, health fairs and informal meetings.
Project team: Cedars-Sinai (project team: Zeke Triana, Adrienne Haynes, Kevin Hsu);
AHBE Landscape Architects;
Hensel Phelps, Contractor;
Frank Webb Architects;
HLB Lighting Design;
KPFF Consulting Engineers (civil and structural engineering);
JOMA Design Studio (fountain design);
M-E Engineers, Inc. (MEP engineers);
Ball-Nogues Design Studio (pavilion design);
SKA Design (graphics and signage);
AECOM (cost estimating);
Mollenhauer Group (surveying);
Sweeney + Associates (irrigation design);
and Curtainwall Design Consulting.
All photography by Heliphoto.