Centegra HealthBridge Fitness Center II
Distinguished Building Award Submission
Centegra Health System has embarked on the development of a new healthcare campus within the growing community of Huntley, Illinois. The new HealthBridge, Huntley is the first facility for the campus. Sited along the heavily trafficked thoroughfare of Algonquin Road, the entry is oriented toward the north to be in dialogue with the neighboring ambulatory care facility. The site sustainable strategies include the use of bioswales, pervious pavement where applicable, and drought tolerant plants. Walking and jogging paths wander throughout the site, connecting the various programs to the broader context of bike trails and pedestrian routes.
Our planning strategy is conceived connecting the wellness center more directly to nature, and developing a facility that responds to a need that is driven by this new demographic. The functions are organized around an exterior courtyard, allowing the space to become an external and internal focus of the center. From the second level, an extensive green roof area can be seen over the lower one-story volume to the west, giving not only environmental benefit but also aesthetic. Through composition and layering of materials, the new center presents Huntley with a dynamic, quality environment in which to recreate and relax.
- Wolff Landscape Architecture
- General contractor
- Walsh Construction
- Huntley, IL