Cohen Children’s Medical Center has long held the belief that art plays a vital role in children’s hospitals, creating bright and positive environments. Continuing this tradition, Rockwell Group has integrated fine art, artwork by children, and interactive programs into the basement level, 2nd floor and 3rd floor of the hospital’s new pavilion. The mix of art, decorative and interactive elements creates a comforting experience, one that allows children to open their imaginations and begin to heal.
Inspired by Long Island’s ocean and shoreline, the design of the Emergency Department features abstracted images of sea life surrounded by sand and water. For this space, LAB at Rockwell Group created a fifteen-foot wide interactive aquarium. Children can create their own fish on one of six iPads and then release them into the tank. The children gain a sense of control over their environment while collectively experiencing the joy of creating a beautiful underwater world.