Archinect - News 2014-04-24T05:31:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/48461606/new-health-center-will-invigorate-one-of-atlanta-s-toughest-neighborhoods New Health Center will invigorate one of Atlanta's toughest neighborhoods. Betsy 2012-05-14T17:53:00-04:00 >2012-05-15T23:40:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g058p2vwt65thc99.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This 34,000-square-foot regional health facility located in an under-served neighborhood in southwest Atlanta combines under one roof a primary care clinic, a behavioral health clinic, childcare facilities, a dental clinic and a workforce community center. In doing so, it projects a holistic idea of wellness and a positive self-image for a challenged community. The building is also meant as a catalyst for future growth in the area.</p> <p> The intention was to create a structure that feels vibrant and alive. The roof was conceived as a dynamic, protective element, a metaphoric blanket, opening upward to welcome in the public. A standing-seam &ldquo;clamp&rdquo; folds over the roof to house mechanical equipment, identify major entries and serve as a beacon. Inside, a decentralized, double-height circulation lobby further integrates all the programmatic components.</p> <p> The notion of co-locating all these functions in a single facility to serve people of varied backgrounds led to consideration of the co...</p>