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Project • By KPMB ArchitectsResearch Facilities

CAMH Research Centre

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre and Canada’s largest teaching hospital and world-leading research centre in its field. The new Research Centre culminates a 20-year Master Plan vision to transform its downtown campus into an urban village inspired by the masonry fabric of Toronto’s heritage residential and industrial neighbourhoods. The goal with the new research building is to remove the stigma associated with mental health institutions and reflect the evolution of CAMH’s leadership and expertise. Caption Every Building Implies a City: The design reconciles the past, present, and future of CAMH’s Queen Street campus by honouring the deep Indigenous, pre-settl... More

Project • By Neumann Monson ArchitectsHospitals

GuideLink Center

Law enforcement, healthcare providers, and local government agencies joined to create a 24/7, low-barrier facility to provide intervention and treatment for substance abuse, mental health, trauma, and act as a winter shelter. These offerings are an important alternative to traditional police intervention for individuals in crisis situations. The voluntary facility is strategically located near other supportive services, as well as bus, bike, and pedestrian routes.  Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio   The building is organized around its three program elements – office, behavioral services, and shelter – and is punctured across its main facade with primary access points. Inviting entrances incorporate full glazi... More

Project • By LS3POffices

Modern Minds with MUSC Health

An innovative mental health and wellness center, Modern Minds with MUSC Health provides treatment for adults who are struggling with mental wellness, as well as those who are seeking growth in their personal and professional lives. The 3,400 SF renovation includes check-in and waiting areas, private waiting area, consult rooms, group therapy room, observation room, and both private and open offices.   Katie Charlotte Photography The design was crafted to create a soothing environment to reduce stress and remove the stigma of receiving mental health services. LS3P provided schematic planning, construction documents, and interior design, including structural finishes, furniture, and artwork.   Katie Charlotte Photography... More

Project • By Matthei & Colin AssociatesHospitals

Bronson South Haven Hospital

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Bronson South Haven Hospital brings a unique delivery of care model and defines a new era healthcare to the local neighborhood and surrounding communities in South Haven, Michigan. The 52,000 square foot Hospital and Medical Offices replaces an aging, full-service 49 bed community hospital serving both Allegan and Van Buren Counties in Western Michigan. The new Hospital is designed to meet the needs of the inpatient and outpatient services most utilized by the community and in keeping with future healthcare trends.  The facility will be used as a model for what can be done to provide hospital care in more rural areas across the Bronson Health System. While the original hospital buildings we... More

Project • By RISCO ArchitectsHospitals

Hospital da Luz Oeiras

The extension of Oeiras Clinic and its transformation into Luz Hospital involved the construction of a new building on the plot of land adjacent to the existing building. In addition to an overall reorganisation of the programme, the core theme when designing this project involved giving the new building an entirely different design to the existing one, whilst conferring a homogeneous image to the whole, an important aspect for the perception of the future hospital. The new building houses the outpatients’ area, examinations, laboratory clinics and some common services such as administrative offices, staff dining room, cafeteria and esplanade. This is a rectangular volume divided by two outdoor patios at either end, to break the mo... More

Project • By EGM architectsHospitals

Drive-In OR Complex

EGM architects has completed a new, innovative complex of operating rooms on the roof of the visitor car park at the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft. The unique drive-in complex offers rapid, easily accessible and welcoming care services. The complex responds to the growing demand for high-quality outpatient facilities in Dutch hospitals.   Unique concept With the design of this drive-in operating room complex (OR), EGM has realized a concept that provides care in a new way. Everything is geared to getting patients back on their feet and giving them full control. Built directly on top of the existing visitor car park, the complex lets patients drive right into the operating room, so to speak. And, after their treatment, they can... More

Project • By Matthei & Colin AssociatesHospitals

Advocate Aurora Health's Central Telemetry Center

Advocate Aurora’s Central Telemetry Center completes the final phase of the Digital Patient Care and Management Center (DPCMC) in Oakbrook Terrace, IL designed by Matthei & Colin Associates. Part of a planned consolidation of remote digital patient care and resource management departments relocated outside of the hospital walls and into commercial space, the DPCMC is comprised of four areas with distinct but interrelated or codependent functions – Patient Care Command Center (PC3), Electronic ICU (EICU), Central Telemetry Center (CTC) and Common Staff Support (CSS). The projects were completed in three phases, largely to match the ability of the Owner’s teams to identify the needs of each and bring the services online... More

Project • By 3RW arkitekterCare Homes

Olsrød nursing home

Research shows that the architecture itself can be caring and have a positive influence on people’s well-being. The key in this context is to create a human-scaled architecture, as we design Olsrød’s nursing home as a green inclusive village with a homely atmosphere.Village for elderly with cognitive impairment A new living and treatment centre for aging people with different cognitive impairments should be focused on the needs of residents and their relatives. The centre must contain well-known elements from the residents’ everyday life, which can create a feeling of security and contribute to the residents’ control over their everyday experiences. It therefore places a greater demand on the buildings not be... More

Project • By KTX archiLABHospitals

The Omni Directional

The OmniDirectional is an internal medicine clinic located in a Japanese suburban town of Hyogo prefecture. The core of the clinic is the endoscopy room, specialty of the doctor, naturally placing it in a central position both spatially and functionally.   The entrance, through a vestibule, gives directly to the central axis of the waiting room, with the reception counter in the back and followed by a large clear glass opening that showcases the endoscopy room as a modern medical tech piece of art.   The room needs to be accessed from both the examination section and the treatment section, while these two require a direct access from the waiting room, and a straight connection to and through the backyard of the clinic.  ... More

Project • By TEF DesignHospitals

Kaiser Fremont Medical Psychiatric Unit

To provide a healing environment for psychiatric patients with significant medical conditions, Kaiser Permanente Northern California asked TEF Design to rehabilitate an existing medical/surgery unit into the healthcare organization’s first combined medical-psychiatric unit. Located on the ground level of the Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center, the facility is designed to offer a calm, healing environment that has a comfortable, compassionate feel.   The new facility incorporates a total of 18 patient beds in a combination of 12 private rooms and three semi-private rooms, as well as exam and consultation rooms, an observation room, staff support spaces, a dining area, recreation and group activity spaces, and a meditation... More

Project • By HEDHospitals

Bed Tower Addition: Henry Ford Allegiance Health

As part of Henry Ford Allegiance’s master plan, they wanted to provide more high-quality, single-occupancy inpatient rooms to deliver additional privacy to patients. To make strides toward this goal, HED first evaluated post-occupancy reviews from existing patient floors and determined best practices for the new rooms. Despite having to work within a set structural grid, the Henry Ford Allegiance addition would be all single bed rooms, and each would allow any level of care. The HED team built full-size mock-ups of the patient rooms and conducted review sessions with both the caregivers and patient advocates to test the space and provide feedback, generating real-time design adjustments to the model.  The result is a univers... More

Project • By Srijit Srinivas - ARCHITECTSHospitals

Benziger Hospice Home

The Malabar Province of the Order of Discalced Carmelite (OCD) – affiliated to the Catholic Church, commissioned the ‘Benziger Hospice Home’ project in the South Indian city of Trivandrum with the vision of providing free accommodation for cancer patients visiting local hospitals. The project’s original brief was for five floors, which was reduced to three storeys encompassing 26 Patient Suites during project development.   Design Context – Challenges and ResponseThe site was oddly shaped – with a square front portion markedly tapering to the rear with an offshoot to the left housing an existing building earmarked for future demolition.   The design remit was to deliver a place of temporary... More

Project • By Heinle, Wischer und PartnerHospitals

Corona Treatment Centre

We are currently experiencing a global crisis that affects almost all areas of public life and has pushed many health systems worldwide to their limit. In Berlin, the decision was made to build a corona treatment centre on the Berlin Trade Fair (Messe Berlin) in order to reduce bottlenecks in the provision of clinical care. In a matter of weeks, a reserve hospital with almost 500 beds was built in one of the exhibition halls, which creates additional capacity should the number of infections increase again.  The layout of the treatment centre is based on modular clusters with 16-24 beds and a central service zone. The structure of the clusters is adjustable depending on the intensity of care. The advantage of the cluster system, in add... More

Project • By CDA ArchitectsHospitals

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Healthcare, an oncology-focused hospital located in the healthcare hub of East Delhi, renders a seamless functional extension to the existing block on the two-and-a-half-acre tight-fitting rectangular site. The planning and interiors of this 150 bed-facility rely heavily on evidence-based design principles to provide a highly responsive, healing environment to its users.   The façade exhibits the internal program externally. The parking floors are clad with white cardiographic louvres, followed by a unitised curtain wall for the ambulatory floors and large punched windows for the in-patient floors above. The replicated ‘examination pods’ on the ambulatory floor enable simpler way-finding for the patients and eff... More

Project • By EntroCare Homes

YW Calgary Hub Facility

Designed to be 'a cohesive, supportive environment for women and their families', the vision for the new 127,000-square-foot YWCA Calgary is to provide a safe, healthy and caring environment where wmen in crisis may heal, recover and grow. Along with the principles of trauma-informed design and community engagement, this vision resulted in six design drivers that were applied to every facet of the project: well-being, connected, inclusive, beacon, comfortable and safe. Invited by the YW to design the wayfinding system for their new Hub facility, our team wanted to echo this intent for the facility while providing innovative opportunities for storytelling and human connection. It was clear to us that art, and its power to celebrate culture,... More