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interiors awards healthcare By Amy Milshtein Photography by Richard Johnson Photography project/client: location: Sometimes the coolest hangouts appear in the unlikeliest of places. The mall, the downtown coffee shop, the park all seem like logical spots, but the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in Peterborough, Ontario? When Stantec Architecture created the new facility the designers knew they were bringing together two old facilities, but did they know it would bring together the community and become a cross-generational gathering spot? “We intended it to be community connected,” says Michael A. Moxam, senior principal at Stantec Architecture in Toronto. Indeed, instead of letting planning and equipment requirements drive the project, the architect looked to the human experience including connection, emotion, and orientation to lead the way. The result is a center that embodies the environment of wellness through connection to and reflection of the community it serves. Nestled high in the hills, Peterborough commands sweeping views of the city and region beyond. The lobby serves as a nerve center, connecting all high-traffic areas, like ambulatory care services, admitting, administration, and retail, in a clear and understandable way. Lower traffic areas like diagnostic/treatment and inpatient units use subtle cues to intuitively direct patients along the right path. Peterborough Regional Health Centre Peterborough, Ontario Stantec Architecture designer: contract january/february 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - January/February 2010

Contract - January/February 2010
Not Just for Specifiers
Designers of the Year
Legend Award
The 31st Annual Interiors Awards
Large Office
Small Office
Public Space
Adaptive Reuse
Environmental Design
Designers Rate: Ergonomic Seating
Less is More
Ad Index

Contract - January/February 2010