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H E A LT H C A R E D E S I G N S H O W C A S E
ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA
Submitted by: Parkin Architects Limited TORONTO, in Joint Venture with Adamson Associates
Architects TORONTO

RICHARD JOHNSON

Situated on a 50-acre greenfield

SHAI GIL

the warm tones of its materials

site, this new 600-bed, patient- and

which draw inspiration from the

family-centered hospital provides

nearby Sixteen Mile Creek. The

a full range of health services,

subtle interplay of wood, stone,

including secondary and tertiary

and glass materials is used to

level programs. The hospital com-

bring the outdoors inside, while

prises three main components: a

large windows and courtyards

five-story building for complex

allow daylight to penetrate

continuing care and rehabilitation

deep into the building. Natural

that also houses a number of outpa-

light figures prominently in the

tient programs; a 10-story inpatient

design-employed as both a means

tower; and a four-story therapeutic

of orientation and for its proven

and diagnostic building that houses

therapeutic properties-and the

emergency, diagnostic imaging,

interspersion of natural materials

ambulatory clinics, perioperative

throughout the spaces serves to

services, maternal/child services,

deinstitutionalize the hospital.

and mental health facilities. The

The site layout design affords

hospital's main gathering space is

easy access and separation of traffic

an expansive, light-filled, two-story

types with covered-structure and

lobby which serves as the connec-

at-grade parking areas. Additional

tion between the rehabilitation and

community connections have been

inpatient tower blocks.

created through linkages to bicycle

The interior design is defined

paths and public transportation.

by its calming palette of colors and
RICHARD JOHNSON

Meticulous master planning
facilitates future expansion with

Project category: New construction
Chief administrator: Denise Hardenne, president and CEO, Halton Healthcare Services
Firms: Parkin Architects Limited, www.parkin.ca; Adamson Associates Architects, www.adamson-associates.com
Design team: John Christie, project director/architect; May Chow, project architect; Munir Macci, project manager (Parkin
Architects Limited); Bill Bradley, partner-in-charge/exterior; Domenic Virdo, design manager/exterior (Adamson Associates
Architects)
Photography: Richard Johnson; Shai Gil
Total building area (sq. ft.): 1.5 million
Construction cost/sq. ft.: $653 (Canadian)
Total construction cost (excluding land): $980 million (Canadian)
Completed: July 2015

minimal disruption to the ongoing
operations of the hospital.
The project was delivered using
a design-build-finance-maintain
model for Infrastructure Ontario.

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