Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare is Canada's leader in complex care and rehabilitation. The 10-story, 472-bed hospital is the largest healthcare facility of its kind in Canada and the only organization dedicated to people living with complex chronic disease and disability. As part of the project, the adjacent 148-year-old Don Jail was readapted into the hospital's administrative and education center. The restoration is emblematic of Bridgepoint's commitment to transformative rehabilitation—giving new life to an important Toronto landmark.
Being that complex-continuing care patients typically spend up to three months in a hospital, special attention was given to providing a new kind of healthcare in a new kind of hospital—one that acts as a civic building, an urban place, and a place for healthcare and community to come together. The community is drawn into the building by visitor-friendly features, such as glass walls, food concessions, retail outlets, learning centres, an auditorium, and an outdoor terrace with steps to parkland. In patient rooms, patients can peer into the outside world through narrow floor-to-ceiling "pop-out" windows—a key design element on the exterior—interspersed with horizontal windows. Additionally, communal patient dining rooms, an Internet café, a spiritual room, a rooftop garden, therapy and rehabilitation rooms, outside terraces, and a labyrinth are all designed to get patients out of their rooms and motivated to manage their illnesses.
Due to the complexity of the project, two teams of architects worked on its design and delivery. Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects were the Planning, Design and Compliance Architects; and HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects were the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain Architects.
The hospital achieved LEED Silver certification; the first hospital in Toronto to earn this distinction.
- 2016 Winner - Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Awards
- 2016 Winner - Governor General Medal for Architecture
- 2016 Winner - Civic Trust Award
- 2015 Winner, Category B (Built Project Over $25 Construction Cost) - AIA National Healthcare Design Awards
- 2015 Generative Space Award - Caritas Foundation
- 2014 Design Excellence Award - Ontario Association of Architects
- 2014 Highly Commended, Health Project Over 40,000 SM category - Design & Health International Academy Awards
- 2014 Citation - Modern Healthcare Design Awards
- 2014 Winner, Institutional category - Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Awards
- 2014 Paul Oberman Adaptive Reuse and Heritage Restoration award - Pug Awards
- 2014 Best Commercial + Institutional Building - Pug Awards
- 2014 Finalist, Adaptive Reuse category - World Architecture News (WAN) Awards
- Sustainable Features: Energy Efficiency, Energy Management Plan, Erosion & Sedimentation Control, Innovative Wastewater Technologies, LEED Silver, Low-Emitting Materials, Public Transportation Access, Recycled-content Materials, Stormwater Management, Water Use Reduction
- Type of Construction: New Construction
- Size: 680,000 SF (63,170 m²)
- Professional Services: Architecture, Healthcare Consulting, MEP Engineering, Program Validation
- Project Components: Admitting/Registration, Ambulatory Services, Atrium/Lobby, Conference Room, Dining Area/Café, Educational Space, Healing Garden, Inpatient Beds, Medical/Surgical Beds, Outpatient Clinic, Pain Management Service, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychiatric, Reception/Lobby, Rehabilitation, Research, Speech Therapy, Staff Lounge, Surgery (inpatient), Surgery (outpatient), Wellness Center
- Project Type: Academic Medical Center, Acute Care Hospital, Ambulatory Care Facility
- Related Projects: Academic, Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Architecture, Healthcare, Healthcare Consulting, Specialty Centers
- Related Links:
- Canadian Project Wins U.K. Civic Trust Award
- Bridgepoint Wins AIA National Award, Featured in Fast Company
- Bridgepoint By the Numbers 2014
- Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Wins Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award
- Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Wins Big at Toronto's PUG Awards
- Toronto Star Architecture Critic Christopher Hume on Bridgepoint Hospital
- Bridgepoint Active Healthcare in World Architecture News