Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal —CHUM

Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal —CHUM

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Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal —CHUM

NEUF architect(e)s as Architects

After nearly a decade of work, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s are pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Begun in 2009, the CHUM teaching institution is the largest healthcare construction project in North America and the largest healthcare public— private partnership project in Canadian history. Already, the building has ignited the revitalization of a neglected sector of Montreal’s urban core.


“It’s remarkably rewarding to see so many years of preparation, planning, design and intense effort come to life,” said Jose Silva, Principal for CannonDesign. “The CHUM has always been an extraordinary project—from the bold vision that set it in motion nearly a decade ago to the beautiful building it has now become. This is an exciting moment for both those who worked on the project and those who will benefit from this state-of-the-art facility.”


Accelerating public access Initially structured as a two-phased project, the team reconfigured the indicative design of the campus arrangement and architecture in order to accelerate development significantly. As a result, Phase I, now complete, delivers the hospital’s core healthcare capabilities, including all patient rooms, all operating theatres, diagnostic and therapeutics, as well as the Oncology program, leaving only offices, a conference center, a few ambulatory spaces, and additional parking for Phase 2. This allows the Quebec population to benefit from the much-needed state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure years sooner than originally anticipated.


Human inspiration With social infrastructure and urban renewal as integral components to its design, the 22-storey complex, spanning over 3 million square feet and encompassing two full city blocks, will play an important role in regenerating the neglected East-end of Montreal’s downtown core, reconnecting the city’s urban fabric and anchoring the Quartier de la Santé, Montreal’s new healthcare district. In addressing the totality of that task, the design team approached the project from all scales, including the large-scale urban element, the local neighbourhood context, and the fine grain of a human component, central to its vocation as a place of healing.


“Walking through the completed spaces today, we feel a spatial quality that is in line with the ambitions of this great institution,” explains Azad Chichmanian, partner and architect with NEUF architect(e)s. “As the public finally begins to discover the architectural moments that have been created, from the inviting, light-filled public spaces to the state-of-the-art clinical facilities, we believe the building will succeed in completely redefining Montrealers’ image of what a hospital feels like.”


Throughout the design process, the team continually pushed the envelope for quality of design, whether in its use of parametric design on the building envelope, the use of 3D-printed models in coordination, an innovative approach to the integration of heritage components, and an intense use of technology to facilitate communication between team members from across the globe. From a healthcare delivery perspective, each of the 772 rooms includes ample space for family involvement, and expansive windows offering some of the best views of the city. Importantly, the entire building is designed following universal design principles, and impressively, the vast majority of the 12,000+ rooms in the building were designed following a small number of standardized room templates. “The creation of such an incredible healthcare facility required our design team to look at the project from numerous perspectives, but we leveraged our health expertise to always keep patient experience at the forefront.” added Silva. Art at the heart of the architecture Going well beyond the Quebec government’s requirement of dedicating a minimum of 1% of a public development’s budget to the integration of art, the new CHUM campus will have 13 large-scale works of art incorporated into the design and ultimately house the highest concentration of public art in Montreal since Expo 67. “We have integrated the art directly into the architecture of the complex in ways that blur the lines between the two and provides a more human experience to the visitor and staff”, explains Chichmanian. “In fact, many components of the buildings themselves can be considered as works of art, including the amphitheater, the reconstructed steeple, Maison Garth and the Space of Contemplation—forming a series of architectural objects animating Saint-Denis Street. Perhaps the best example is the passerelle, an aerial bridge now spanning across Sanguinet Street with its translucent arch emerging from the perforations of the copper shroud enveloping it.” Global recognition Ahead of the opening, the complexities and design of the CHUM project have already garnered significant international accolades. In 2016, the design team was honoured with an Architizer A+Award, as well as an A’ Design Award presented during the European Healthcare Design Forum in London. In June 2017, the team won top prize in the Lighting Installations and People’s Choice categories for the CHUM Passerelle, presented at the AzureAZ Awards before a distinguished gathering of members of international architecture and design communities from around the globe.


In July, both the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, sister festival of WAF, added the CHUM project to its shortlist in four separate categories. CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s will present the project during the three-day festival this November in Berlin. Also in July, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s received a Future Healthy Built Environment award from the Stockholm-based International Academy for Design & Health, and were shortlisted in the category of ‘Facade Design & Engineering’ by the ABB LEAF Awards in London.


16/Sept/2016 CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s lifts the veil on Montreal's CHUM - the largest healthcare construction project in North America


CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s is proud to unveil details of nearly a decade of work on 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. 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 Montreal’s urban core.


Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the CHUM complex will include 772 single-bed patient rooms, 39 operating theatres and more than 400 clinics and examination rooms. Beyond the logistical scope of merging three aging hospitals – St-Luc, Hôtel-Dieu and Notre-Dame - under one roof, the CHUM project is a prime example of thoughtful architecture solving highly complex problems, with social infrastructure and urban renewal as integral components to its design. The 22-storey complex, spanning over 3 million square feet and encompassing two full city blocks, will play an important role in regenerating the neglected East-end of Montreal’s downtown core, reconnecting the city’s urban fabric, and anchoring the Quartier de la Santé, Montreal’s new healthcare district. In addressing the totality of that task, the design team approached the project from all scales, including the large-scale urban element, the local neighbourhood context and the fine grain of a human component, central to its vocation as a place of healing. Great challenges and accelerated results


On a larger scale, the design team faced the immense challenge of resolving difficult constraints of site, clinical model, construction budget and schedule. These challenges were resolved by an innovative design solution that greatly improves upon the clinical program of the institution, while maintaining the services of an existing hospital on the development site during Phase 1. Initiated in 2009 as a two-phased project, the team reconfigured the indicative design of the campus arrangement and architecture in order to accelerate development. As a result, Phase I, which is now nearing completion, will deliver the hospital’s core healthcare capabilities, including all patient rooms, all operating theatres, diagnostic and therapeutics, as well as the Oncology program, leaving only offices, a conference center and a few ambulatory spaces for Phase 2. This allows the Quebec population to start benefitting from the much-needed state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure years sooner than anticipated. “The CHUM is truly a remarkable achievement. Marked by its creative design, sheer size and scale and powerful focus on elevating healthcare, the CHUM will be an iconic and valuable resource for the City of Montreal, the province of Quebec and all of Canada long into the future,” said Jose Silva, AIA, Principal of CannonDesign. “The level of collaboration and strategic planning required to make this project a reality was truly remarkable. From day one through now, almost the completion of Phase 1, our collective commitment to delivering a facility that can serve as a beacon for the city, achieve better health outcomes and engage and enrich the surrounding community has never wavered. That commitment is one of the key reasons the CHUM is set to be one of the premier healthcare projects in the world.” The team continually pushed the envelope for quality of design throughout the process, whether in its use of parametric design on the building envelope, the use of 3D-printed models in coordination, an innovative approach to the integration of heritage components and an intense use of technology to facilitate communication between team members. Public spaces and human scale


To break down the massive scale of the project, the design team has woven an important public space component into the campus 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.” says Azad Chichmanian, partner and architect with NEUF architect(e)s. The design team met that challenge by being sensitive to the project’s surroundings, creating an undulating public space that connects entrances on all sides of the complex and enhances the urban flow. At its core, the main entrance of the CHUM campus’ has been designed as a large inner courtyard, the Esplanade Jardin, where a contrasting copper-clad amphitheater building serves as a touchstone to the spatial organization of the campus. The copper building acts as visual reference throughout the patient circulation network in order to foster an intuitive wayfinding. From a healthcare delivery perspective, each of the 772 rooms include ample space for family involvement, and expansive windows offering some of the best views of the city and of publicly accessible rooftop gardens. Importantly, the entire building was designed following universal design principles, and impressively, the vast majority of the 12,000+ rooms in the building were designed following a small number of standardized room templates. “The creation of such an incredible healthcare facility required our design team to look at the project from numerous perspectives, but we leveraged our health expertise to always keep patient experience at the forefront.” added Silva. Art at the heart of the architecture


Going well beyond the Quebec government’s requirement of dedicating a minimum of 1% of a public development’s budget to the integration of art, the new CHUM campus will have 13 large-scale works of art incorporated into the design and ultimately house the highest concentration of public art in Montreal since Expo 67. “We have integrated the art directly into the architecture of the complex in ways that blur the lines between the two and provides a more human experience to the visitor and staff.” explains Chichmanian. “In fact, many components of the buildings themselves can be considered as works of art, including the amphitheater, the reconstructed steeple, Maison Garth and the Space of Contemplation - forming a series of architectural objects animating Saint-Denis Street. Perhaps the best example is the passerelle, an aerial bridge over Sanguinet street with its translucent arch emerging from the perforations of the copper shroud enveloping it.” Peer recognition


While still a work in progress, the design solutions found to resolve the complexities of the CHUM project have already garnered international recognition for the architectural design team. The team was honoured with an Architizer A+Award in New York earlier this year, as well as with an A' Design Award in Italy. The project was also showcased during the European Healthcare Design Forum in London in June. CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s has also been named as finalist in the Urban Design category of the LEAF Awards (the CHUM is the only Canadian project recognized as a finalist), to be presented in London in October, as well as finalist of the prestigious World Architecture Festival to be held in Berlin in November.

Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal —CHUM

CannonDesign as Architects

CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s are proud to announce that their recently opened new Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) has won the 2017 INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Award in the Health and Education category, essentially affirming the project as the best interior healthcare space in the world from 2017.


In integrating existing facilities and adjacent heritage buildings, the judges recognized the new CHUM as an "urban experience of lively and accessible nature", commenting that "the architects played a key role in determining the final brief and came up with a smart strategy for phasing. Main circulation spaces and public areas are treated as places for encounter providing easy orientation. The transition into the treatment areas is well supported by the architectural concept." The judges said that the hospital’s precise choreography of views out to the city was "remarkable".


The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors is part of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), an event that brings together the best projects of the year from all over the globe in a highly competitive setting. This year marked the prestigious festival’s 10th anniversary and brought together dynamic projects and designers to share their breakthrough work.


The CHUM officially received its award on Wednesday, November 15 in Berlin. A jury selected the project following a presentation by Gustavo Lima, Principal at CannonDesign, and Azad Chichmanian, Partner at NEUF architect(e)s.


“This is a great honour for our entire team to have the CHUM receive this prestigious award after so many years of hard work,” the architects said in a joint statement. “It is a high distinction that recognizes the exceptional quality of the interior spaces of the new CHUM and of its architectural moments designed to offer its patients, visitors, and employees an open and comfortable environment that speaks to the human scale. It is undeniably a world class project.”


The CHUM is the first Quebec hospital to earn a WAF award and solidifies CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s’ vision and efforts to rejuvenate and strengthen healthcare in Quebec. It further allows the project to be celebrated by Montrealers and the global design community.


Designing the New CHUM Started in 2009, the new CHUM is the largest healthcare construction project in North America, and the largest public-private partnership in a healthcare project in Canada to date.


The design team rethought the initial planning and architecture of the project in order to accelerate the construction of the programme’s clinics and to offer a fully operational university hospital within the first phase. Today, the public also has access to the entirety of the institution’s services including, all of the patient rooms, diagnostic and therapeutic services, 400 examination rooms and almost 40 operation rooms, as well as the oncology care unit.


In addressing the totality of that task, the design team approached the project from all scales, including the largescale urban element, the local neighbourhood context and the fine grain of a human component, central to its vocation as a place of healing.


The 772 private rooms each include ample space for family involvement, and expansive windows offering some of the best views of the city and of publicly accessible rooftop gardens, designed by NIPPaysage. Additionally, the CHUM houses the highest concentration of public art in Montreal since Expo 67. The 13 large-scale works (10 in Phase 1), are integrated in the design, blurring the line between art and architecture to offer a more human experience.


“Walking through the completed spaces today, there is a spatial quality that is in line with the ambitions of this great institution,” the architects explained, on the September 17th inauguration of the new CHUM. “As Montrealers finally begin to discover the architectural moments that have been created, from the near museum-like public spaces to the state-of-the-art clinical facilities, we believe the building will succeed in completely redefining Montrealers’ image of what a hospital feels like.” The WAF/INSIDE jury also recognised and commended these qualities.


Global Recognition The CHUM has already received many international accolades, as much for its technical successes, as for its design. In 2016, the team was honoured with an A+ Award from Architizer in New York, as well as the A’ Design Award in Italy and showcased during the European Healthcare Design Forum in London.


Among others, in June 2017 the team won top prize in the Lighting Installations and People’s Choice categories for the CHUM Passerelle, presented at the Azure AZ Awards before a distinguished gathering of members of international architecture and design communities around the globe. In July, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s received the Future Healthy Built Environment Award from the International Academy for Design & Health based in Stockholm.


In October, the CHUM was honoured with the Archmarathon Awards 2017 in the Caring category. This month, the CHUM received two top awards at the American Architecture Prize (AAP) in New York, where it has also been named as finalist in three categories by the prestigious magazine Interior Design. Finally, the CHUM received the Best of Canada award by Canadian Interiors magazine.


In addition to the WAF/INSIDE Award, the project has already received more than twenty international prizes and has been featured in more than 90 design publications around the globe, setting a new precedent for hospital design in Canada.


27-Sep-2017 After nearly a decade of work, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s are pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Begun in 2009, the CHUM teaching institution is the largest healthcare construction project in North America and the largest healthcare public— private partnership project in Canadian history. Already, the building has ignited the revitalization of a neglected sector of Montreal’s urban core.


“It’s remarkably rewarding to see so many years of preparation, planning, design and intense effort come to life,” said Jose Silva, Principal for CannonDesign. “The CHUM has always been an extraordinary project—from the bold vision that set it in motion nearly a decade ago to the beautiful building it has now become. This is an exciting moment for both those who worked on the project and those who will benefit from this state-of-the-art facility.”


Accelerating public access Initially structured as a two-phased project, the team reconfigured the indicative design of the campus arrangement and architecture in order to accelerate development significantly. As a result, Phase I, now complete, delivers the hospital’s core healthcare capabilities, including all patient rooms, all operating theatres, diagnostic and therapeutics, as well as the Oncology program, leaving only offices, a conference center, a few ambulatory spaces, and additional parking for Phase 2. This allows the Quebec population to benefit from the much-needed state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure years sooner than originally anticipated.


Human inspiration With social infrastructure and urban renewal as integral components to its design, the 22-storey complex, spanning over 3 million square feet and encompassing two full city blocks, will play an important role in regenerating the neglected East-end of Montreal’s downtown core, reconnecting the city’s urban fabric and anchoring the Quartier de la Santé, Montreal’s new healthcare district. In addressing the totality of that task, the design team approached the project from all scales, including the large-scale urban element, the local neighbourhood context, and the fine grain of a human component, central to its vocation as a place of healing.


“Walking through the completed spaces today, we feel a spatial quality that is in line with the ambitions of this great institution,” explains Azad Chichmanian, partner and architect with NEUF architect(e)s. “As the public finally begins to discover the architectural moments that have been created, from the inviting, light-filled public spaces to the state-of-the-art clinical facilities, we believe the building will succeed in completely redefining Montrealers’ image of what a hospital feels like.”


Throughout the design process, the team continually pushed the envelope for quality of design, whether in its use of parametric design on the building envelope, the use of 3D-printed models in coordination, an innovative approach to the integration of heritage components, and an intense use of technology to facilitate communication between team members from across the globe. From a healthcare delivery perspective, each of the 772 rooms includes ample space for family involvement, and expansive windows offering some of the best views of the city. Importantly, the entire building is designed following universal design principles, and impressively, the vast majority of the 12,000+ rooms in the building were designed following a small number of standardized room templates. “The creation of such an incredible healthcare facility required our design team to look at the project from numerous perspectives, but we leveraged our health expertise to always keep patient experience at the forefront.” added Silva. Art at the heart of the architecture Going well beyond the Quebec government’s requirement of dedicating a minimum of 1% of a public development’s budget to the integration of art, the new CHUM campus will have 13 large-scale works of art incorporated into the design and ultimately house the highest concentration of public art in Montreal since Expo 67. “We have integrated the art directly into the architecture of the complex in ways that blur the lines between the two and provides a more human experience to the visitor and staff”, explains Chichmanian. “In fact, many components of the buildings themselves can be considered as works of art, including the amphitheater, the reconstructed steeple, Maison Garth and the Space of Contemplation—forming a series of architectural objects animating Saint-Denis Street. Perhaps the best example is the passerelle, an aerial bridge now spanning across Sanguinet Street with its translucent arch emerging from the perforations of the copper shroud enveloping it.” Global recognition Ahead of the opening, the complexities and design of the CHUM project have already garnered significant international accolades. In 2016, the design team was honoured with an Architizer A+Award, as well as an A’ Design Award presented during the European Healthcare Design Forum in London. In June 2017, the team won top prize in the Lighting Installations and People’s Choice categories for the CHUM Passerelle, presented at the AzureAZ Awards before a distinguished gathering of members of international architecture and design communities from around the globe.


In July, both the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, sister festival of WAF, added the CHUM project to its shortlist in four separate categories. CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s will present the project during the three-day festival this November in Berlin. Also in July, CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s received a Future Healthy Built Environment award from the Stockholm-based International Academy for Design & Health, and were shortlisted in the category of ‘Facade Design & Engineering’ by the ABB LEAF Awards in London.

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