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DUKE UNIVERSITY CANCER CENTER – QUIET ROOM
Durham, North Carolina

The Duke Cancer Center Quiet Room is a restorative space, an oasis within the inherently stressful environment of the hospital. The flexible lighting creates an immersive environment, which comforts and rejuvenates.

The room’s focal point is a cast-glass sculpture, which is animated by carefully programmed LEDs within it, creating the illusion of moving water. Different visitors have different needs, ranging from introspection to complete distraction, and the gently shifting colors and lights constantly transform the space, allowing visitors to experience it in myriad ways.

Awards:
A/L Light & Architecture Citation – Best Use of Color; IES Illumination Award of Merit
Architect:
Duda/Paine Architects
Photographer:
Robert Benson Photography; Duke University Photography (Les Todd)