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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to Build Fancy New Complex

No one ever wants to be at a children's hospital, but given kids' uncanny ability to do stupid things that cause injury, the institutions are necessary. To meet those needs in style, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is planning a massive new complex to handle up to 300,000 annual patient visits where 19 stories of a circa-1971 hotel were recently brought down and removed. Renderings show an eight-story glass building with an undulating facade and vertical fins that could provide true architectural interest. Slated to serve as an ambulatory care center, the building will house as many as 900 employees in almost 300,000 square feet of space. CHOA hopes to get approvals and start construction in the first quarter of next year, with completion by the end of 2017, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Located in Brookhaven, next to Interstate 85, the site was purchased by CHOA in anticipation of expanded operations. The curvy glass building will rise from the foundations of the former Executive Park Hotel — which was imploded in November.

International architecture and planning firm Perkins Eastman will lead design on the project, while locally based Stanley Beaman & Sears will execute the interior design work.

· Children's Healthcare plans big new center [Curbed Atlanta]