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Montreal's Three-Million-Square-Foot Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America

Montreal's Three-Million-Square-Foot Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America
Montreal's Three-Million-Square-Foot Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America, Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s

CannonDesign and NEUF architect(e)s have unveiled the design for the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), the largest healthcare construction project in North America and one of the largest current healthcare projects in the world, which has been in the works for almost a decade.

Spanning over 3 million square feet, the 22-story complex will merge three aging hospitals into one, creating a space with 772 single-bed patient rooms, 39 operating theaters, and more than 400 clinics and examination rooms.

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Now nearing completion of its first phase, the CHUM teaching hospital is also the largest public-private partnership (P3) healthcare project in Canadian history, set to revitalize an entire sector of Montréal’s urban core - explained the architects.

Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s

Through this first phase, the hospital’s core capabilities will become available, including all patient rooms, operating theaters, diagnostic and therapeutics, as well as the oncology program, thus leaving offices, a conference center, and ambulatory spaces for Phase 2.

Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s

In order to break down the massive scale of the project, a public space component has been interwoven into the design to make it as open, transparent, and welcoming as possible. “Our team recognized the importance of creating a human experience that draws people in, to interact with the building in a variety of ways, without it feeling overbearing to visitors and patients. We wanted to completely redefine Montrealers’ image of what a hospital feels like” said Azad Chichmanian, partner, and architect with NEUF architect(e)s.

Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s

The new CHUM campus will feature 13 large-scale works of art, far surpassing the Quebec government’s requirement of dedicating a minimum of 1% of a public development’s budget to the integration of art. Through these artworks, the hospital seeks to provide a “more human” experience for visitors and staff.

Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s

CHUM has already won several awards, including an A' Design Award in Italy, recognition at the Healthcare Design Forum in London, and a position as a finalist for the World Architecture Festival to be held in Berlin in November.

Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s
Courtesy of CannonDesign + NEUF Architect(e)s

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Montreal's Three-Million-Square-Foot Hospital to Become Largest Healthcare Project in North America" 15 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/795279/montreals-three-million-square-foot-hospital-to-become-largest-healthcare-project-in-north-america/> ISSN 0719-8884

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