Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care

CityPhiladelphia, PA
ClientThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
ArchitectFKP Architects, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Inc., Ballinger

HOCHTIEF Group company Turner Construction has constructed the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The building is a 12-story, 65,000-square-meter (700,000-square-foot) ambulatory care center with an adjacent, five-story, 1,500-space underground parking garage, and an expanded central utility plant. The Center houses various ambulatory care clinics supporting outpatient diagnostics and specialty care services. It is located beside the Colket Translational Research Building, which was also built by Turner.

Turner performed one of the largest excavations of its kind in the city of Philadelphia in order to prepare this site for the facility. Over the course of the nine-month excavation, the team excavated 21 meters (70 feet) down and hauled out roughly 229,367cubic meters (300,000 cubic yards) of rock.

In addition to building a world-class pediatric care facility, the project involved the construction of the largest green roof in Philadelphia, a sprawling 1-hectare (3-acre) landscaped plaza. Constructed on the roof level of the parking garage, the plaza incorporates local trees, shrubs, and flowering plants as well as four separate water fountains to create a setting that rivals a botanical garden. The plaza alone took nearly 145,000 man-hours to complete and includes 166 trees, 3,635 shrubs, 16,366 perennials, 4,587 cubic meters (6,000 cubic yards) of planting soil and stone mix, 2,787 square meters (30,000 square feet) of stone pavers, and 929 square meters (10,000 square feet) of stone cladding.

The project achieved LEED Gold certification.

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