TriHealth – Main Street - Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
400’ Linear Biblical Mural with joyful images based on quotations from the Book of Psalms and a bronze figure of Christ with hands outstretched
Art Consultation, Environmental Graphics, Commissioned Works of Art
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“The way the art works with the design is refreshing and inspiring . . . Our goal was to create a welcoming, attractive, interactive environment with religious symbols and art integrated into the design of the facility. The artists and architects have surpassed my expectations.”
Sr. Agnes Coveney, OSU / Director of Mission Integration
The Catholic identity of Good Samaritan Hospital is experienced through the architecture. Color, imagery, text and photographs combine to convey a sense of peace and hope. Gradient color wash links three large, strikingly colorful images based on quotations from Psalms. A bronze figure of Christ is placed at the entrance to the space. Its outstretched hands invite interaction as one walks by.
"Transformative" architectural art tour at Good Samaritan Hospital, Tuesday, May 25
Where: Good Samaritan Hospital (Dixmyth Lobby), 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Great art and great architecture comfort, enrich and heal. Spend an hour with Martha Schickel Dorff of Schickel Design Company and Sister Agnes Coveney OSU, PhD, Director of Mission Integration, TriHealth for a presentation and tour of the new Dixmyth Lobby and Main Streetconnector at Good Samaritan Hospital. Learn about the connection between art and architecture as an energizing and hope-filled experience in Good Samaritan Hospital's public spaces.
Schickel Design worked with HDR Architecture headquartered in Omaha, Neb., to create beautiful public spaces, which communicate the ideals of healing and reaching out to others in need at this historic Cincinnati institution. The works include a folded metal sculpture entitled "Compassion," a dancing ribbon of stained glass applied to the curtain wall face of the new building, a 400-ft. long biblical painted mural and environmental paintings. They employ a warm, contemporary aesthetic targeted to welcome all with the gift of comfort, welcome and encouragement appropriate to a health care situation.
On this informal tour, Martha Dorff will talk about the ideas that animate these designs and the Schickel Design company philosophy of authentic materials, simplicity and interconnection. You will learn how Schickel Design taps into an inter-generational family history of craft and design to bring together a team that uses color, light and space to communicate. Sister Agnes Coveney will talk about how her role as director of Mission Integration played a part in creating spaces that communicate the mission of Good Samaritan Hospital. Please email or call 513-721-4000 for an invitation.
Good Samaritan Hospital was founded in 1842 by the Sisters of Charity. It is the oldest and largest private teaching and specialty health care facility in Greater Cincinnati. Good Samaritan is the pre-eminent Catholic hospital in the community, and proudly serves all sectors of the population. These public areas are part of an extensive recently completed project that added a 10-story patient care tower and renovated numerous existing hospital spaces.
Schickel Design has worked with diverse clients to manifest their vision in new public space. Some examples are the Diocese of Orlando headquarters in Florida, Chapel of the Holy Child and Interfaith Chapel at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, (June tour planned), Miami Valley Hospital Interfaith Chapel in Dayton, Ohio; the "Rotunda of Creation" in the Cincinnati Center for Health and Wellness; the renovation of the Bellarmine Chapel at Cincinnati Xavier University,Chapel of Mercy at Mercy Health Partners corporate headquarters, Christ the King Church in West Chester, Ohio, as well as numerous residential and commercial interior projects includingGeneva on the Lake Resort in Geneva, N.Y., and a new, award-winning home ownership project City Home in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati that includes single-family townhouses, condominiums and streetscapes.