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A digitally-designed medical products showroom plays well with its City Beautiful neighbors.
The Global Center for Health Innovation, designed by LMN Architects along with the attached Cleveland Convention Center, is more than a showroom for medical products and services. Located adjacent to the Burnham Malls, the open space at the heart of Daniel Burnhamâ€™s Group Plan of 1903, the building is part of Clevelandâ€™s civic core. â€œOne of the things about the Global Center is that it has a unique expression and in particular the facade treatment,â€ said design partner Mark Reddington. â€œBut itâ€™s also a really integrated piece of a bigger idea and a bigger composition.â€ A dynamic combination of textured concrete panels and irregular slashes of glazing, the Global Centerâ€™s facade, which won honorable mention in ANâ€™s 2014 Best of Design Awards, deftly negotiates the gap between the buildingâ€™s historic context and its function as a high-tech marketplace. Read More