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January 25 - June 8, 2014
Can architecture help patients heal?
While architects make space functional, the true power of good design is realized when space inspires and empowers people.
In a health care facility, we believe that design can have restorative power. Materials and finishes, access to natural light and views, air quality, wayfinding and creating a sense of space and comfort – all of these elements are understood to contribute to improved patient outcomes.
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare’s design response achieves and delivers an environment of wellness, both inside and out. The building connects to the community and with nature in unexpected ways.
Bridgepoint engaged two architectural teams to help design an environment that would rehabilitate people’s bodies, restore their courage and uplift their spirits. This exhibit describes the key design features of this 472-bed hospital dedicated to the health and wellbeing of people living with complex, chronic illnesses.
Bridgepoint Health and Infrastructure Ontario partnered with Plenary Health to design, build, finance and maintain the new facility. Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects are the Planning, Design and Compliance Architects for Bridgepoint Health responsible for the Project Specific Outline Specifications (PSOS) and the Design Exemplar. HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects are the architects to the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain consortium responsible for the design as constructed and are the Architects of Record. Both teams are recognized as leaders in health care design and architectural excellence. Construction started in the fall of 2009 and the building opened in April 2013.
Greg Colucci, Stuart Elgie, Paul French, Mitch Hall, Andrea Johnson, Deyan Kostovski, Anita Matusevics-Halter, Brian McClean, Amanda Sebris, Antra Roze
Hospital bed provided by Stryker Canada