Texas Children's Hospital Tower E Expansion
The Texas Children’s Pediatric Tower E expansion consists of an 25-floor tower over four levels of below-ground parking with 980 car spaces. The additions, with cardio-vascular operating rooms and a 130-bed intensive care unit, is part of a 640,000-square-foot expansion to the Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women.
The 39,500 SF 130-bed intensive care unit, new operating rooms and will house the Texas Children’s Heart Center floor plates Levels 7-12 extend beyond the typical tower floors. The shape of these floors and the resulting building mass add functional sculpture to the building’s aesthetic. Convex arched walls on the east and west faces of the building reciprocate the curve found on the Clinical Care Center. This extends a campus composition in a unique manner. The material expression for this form varies from the typical tower to reinforce the Tower E as well as the adjacent Pavilion for Women identity