COBIAX | Columbia University Medical Center
2014

Columbia University Medical Center

Designed during Jenga fever outbreak

Project countryUnited States

Project locationNew York City

Architect Gensler / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Structural engineerLeslie E. Robertson Associates

Executing companySciami CM / Difama Concrete

The Columbia University Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building that reflects how medicine is taught, learned, and practiced in the 21st century. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler as the executive architect, this 14-story glass tower interweaves technologically advanced classrooms, collaboration spaces, and a modern simulation center.

Crazy City

Crazy Stack

The building’s structural spine is a site-formed reinforced concrete vertical core, which provides shear capacity. In the cascade, there are reinforced architectural concrete columns with embedded steel-up girders. Post-tensioned, reinforced concrete slabs with embedded structural steel and Cobiax void formers enable the long spans and cantilevers of the south facade.

14th floor

Conference room surrounded by glass

The building was awarded LEED Gold for sustainable construction. Environmental technology such as fixed and operable shading optimizes the regulation of daylight and sunlight and an innovative mechanical system that maximizes comfort, while at the same time reducing the energy and water consumption in the building. Green roof technologies reduce the heat-generating effects of urban asphalt and concrete, decrease building energy consumption, and recycle stormwater runoff. Native plantings adapted to the area’s sun and wind conditions minimize irrigation requirements and produce year-round texture, color, and shelter. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.


Image 1: © Cobiax USA Inc. | Images 2 and 3: © Pavel Bendov

Product line used

Cobiax SL

The modular product line for international use, thanks to the half-shell technology. This line of products enables effective transport and easy assembly.

Learn more.

More Projects

2024

Elementary School Senftenauerstraße

Munich

A modern elementary school for students from six grades is being built with sustainable Cobiax void former technology.

Learn more.
2024

Hertipark

Brunnen

A service and logistics building is being constructed on the former industrial site as a modern superstructure with a wide range of possible uses.

Learn more.
2023

Administration building for the German Bundestag

Berlin

A Bundestag administration building is being built in Berlin. A lot of glass requires little weight. Cobiax was the logical choice.

Learn more.
2023

ProSiebenSat.1 New Campus

Unterföhring

Sustainability at its best: LEED certification in gold

Learn more.
2023

New headquarters of Raiffeisenbank

Savosa

State-of-the-art sustainability criteria through Minergie-Eco certification.

Learn more.
2023

Tbilisi Medical Center

Tbilisi

The multifunctional center is a large complex project and includes, in addition to the hospital building, an exhibition hall, a library and a café.

Learn more.
2023

Exhibition Hall 5

Frankfurt am Main

Conference services remarkably improved – in a metal dress

Learn more.
2023

Hafenpark Quartier South

Frankfurt am Main

Directly on the Main River, next to the new headquarters of the European Central Bank, the “Hafenpark Quartier” is being developed in Frankfurt’s Eastend district. Cobiax is being used to build the towers, which will contain several hundred apartments.

Learn more.
2023

Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Mainz

The departments of engineering and design will move into the 2nd construction phase of the Mainz University of Applied Sciences, which is equipped with Cobiax technology and has a total floor space of around 13,000 m2.

Learn more.
2023

QH Track – Quartier Heidestrasse

Berlin

100.000 m2 office space refined with Cobiax

Learn more.
2022

Siemens Healthineers Training Center

Erlangen

The medical technology provider is investing in the new construction of its training and education center, and Cobiax stands for its sustainability.

Learn more.
2022

District Administration Office Lörrach

Lörrach

The striking 7-storey building is an efficiency house according to the energy standard kfw55.

Learn more.

News

All the news from the world of construction

Leadership

At the beginning of every pioneering development, there are visionaries who turn theoretical possibilities into reliable technology. And strong people who are able to draw their will to succeed in the practical implementation of ideas, from the powers of possibility.

Jörg Tilmes

Managing Director

Volkmar Wanninger

Managing Director

Georg Miedzik

Managing Director
Wider Scopes as an obligation
Cobiax is more than just a brand. The catch phrase “Wider Scopes” extends far beyond the possibilities for modern slab technology. It is a commitment to providing more room for play for people, in the scopes and spaces in which they live and work.
Learn more

Newsletter

Never miss out on any news again. Click on the button below to register for our newsletter.

Cobiax Newsletter.

Become a part of something bigger?

Career and development at the innovation champion.

Vacancies