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Artistic Wayfinding: Color Themes and Art for Elevator Lobbies
Art and color themes help patients and visitors find their way. The color blue was chosen for the Bloomberg Children’s Center and the color green for the Sheikh Zayed Tower. The moment you step off an elevator, the palette of colors will tell you where you are.
Each elevator lobby also features original artwork. In the Bloomberg Children’s Center, art inspired by children’s books delights our youngest patients and provides their families with memorable ‘landmarks.’ In the Zayed Tower, art inspired by nature and the garden is located outside each elevator bank and displayed throughout waiting rooms, corridors, and staff work stations, bringing an element of peace to the busy hospital setting.
Title: Color Field Notes, eight woodblock prints and one silkscreen, 2009
Artist: Polly Apfelbaum, New York, NY
Location: Sheikh Zayed Tower, elevator lobby, Main Level.
Title: Polar Pink, 2011. Inspired by The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman, 1995.
Artist: Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz, Pennsylvania.
Location: Bloomberg Children’s Center, elevator lobby, Ground Level.
Title: Zigzag Garden, 2011. Inspired by Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie, 1911.
Artist: Amy Chan Richmond, VA
Location: Bloomberg Children's Center, elevator lobby, 12th Floor
Title: Weeds #4, Acrylic paint on plexiglass, 2008
Artist: Kim Beck, Pittsburgh, PA
Location: Sheikh Zayed Tower, elevator lobby, 3rd Floor
Photo Credits: the artists, John Dean
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