The Ida G. Israel Health Center is a modular replacement clinic for the one lost during Hurricane Sandy.
Construction of the modular units was completed “off-site,” ensuring shorter site installation and completion time. The building was designed with minimal interior columns to allow for maximum flexibility in use. High-efficiency features include energy saving interior light fixtures with occupancy sensor controls in all rooms, low VOC paints, high-efficiency natural gas HVAC units, a reflective white modified bit roofing, and large windows for natural day lighting with insulated glazing.
The modular approach allowed NYC to open the clinic over six months ahead of what conventional construction would have allowed, ensuring the community had access to a replacement facility with minimal delay.
Axis took home first prize in the Permanent Modular Health Care category for its Coney Island – Ida Israel Clinic modular building at the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) 2016 Awards of Distinction.