Women’s College Hospital – Toronto
Hospital surfacing with rubber flooring Grain
Women’s College Hospital is Canada’s leading independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital with a primary focus on the health of women. It is a glass structured building, with a purple-colored glass, 4-story atrium located in the center and acting as a kind of “heart” of the building itself, making the hospital a little more relaxing.
IBI Group and joint venture partner Perkins Eastman Black chose for the floorings colours mimicking nature, punctuated with wayfinding colour cues.
“Among our key objectives” say the architects “was the desire to increase the hospital’s physical presence and engagement within the community. We were able to maximize future flexibility and adaptability, combining thorough research and careful planning of multi-use exam/treatment rooms for different care teams inside the iconic building.”
Environmental sustainability was another key factor in the project. In keeping with the LEED Silver requirements, the Women’s College Hospital has incorporated drought resistant vegetation, electric vehicle recharging stations, bird friendly glazing and 39 percent reduction in energy consumption.