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Cone Health Healing Gardens

Cone Health Healing Gardens

Greensboro, NC
490 linear feet of six-foot wide boardwalk with custom platform stairs that is decked with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic and rests on adjustable, pan-foot legs.

Design Challenge

Cone Health Healing Gardens

Cone Health wanted to use a reclaimed rainwater retention pondto create healing gardens as a part of a peaceful outdoor environment for patients and their families as well as provide a center piece for this leading cancer treatment center.

Studio Pagliai worked with the trustees, patients, and families to secure a piece of property that was originally designated for a parking garage.  The focus was an ADA-accessible sanctuary featuring endless boardwalks with several reflection enclaves and multiple levels of perspectives.

Design Solution

Cone Health Healing Gardens

The smart use of an irregular looping boardwalk, with multiple  spur trails, rest stops and benches, creates a sense of calm.

Wickcraft’s use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic decking and stainless-steel railings creates the clean, refined look.  

The entire boardwalk rests on an adjustable, non-penetrating, pan-foot legs with weed-block to prevent growth under the boardwalk.