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Tulsa Cancer Institute

Tulsa, Oklahoma

This cancer treatment center uses nature as a healing element and the basis of its design. Through an evidence-based design approach that included extensive interviews with doctors to gain an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of cancer treatment, Gensler incorporated de-mountable walls, sliding barn-like doors, flexible flooring and under-floor access in its design response. The building’s two floors are organized around three specific program elements surrounding a central healing garden. The space is highlighted by daylighting strategies, framed views from within and integration to the surrounding natural landscape.