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One of the designs receiving an award is for a facility that will never be builtat least not in the way originally planned. The American British Cowdray Cancer Center in Mexico City, which was to be shoehorned onto a site across the street from an existing American British Cowdray hospital, will now be built on a larger location in the same area, says Dan Noble, the principal designer for Dallas-based HKS.
The centers original location stood in the way of hospital expansion, Noble says. We have been contracted and brought onboard to redesign for the new site. The new plan calls for a facility of about 70,000 square feet on a larger lot east of the original site, says HKS Senior Vice President Bruce Johnson. Though disappointed that the original, award-winning design will not be built, Noble says the new site will be larger so there will be more room for physician offices and expansion of the cancer program. In Mexico City, The need for cancer treatment is substantial, he says.