Teck Acute Care Centre
BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital Official Opening October 29, 2017
With: AFFINITY P3 (ZGF & HDR-CEI Architects; Balfour Beatty; Ledcor and Black & McDonald)
Landscape Contractor: Houston Landscapes, UCC Group
by: Oren Mizrahi
Connect is proud and excited for the opening of the new British Columbia Children’s and Women’s Hospital!
On June 15, 2016 my child was born (at the now previous facility) and my wife and I stayed there for five nights. I was floored by how caring and professional the medical staff were, but the need for a new facility to support their work was glaring.
The Provincial Health Services Authority provided a strong mandate to improve patient connection to the natural environment and this has resulted in multiple landscaped spaces throughout the building and at grade which emphasize healing. The Architecture team of CEI and ZGF, together with Affinity Partnerships (Balfour Beatty + Ledcor) ensured the design vision translated into built form.
Seeing the building come together has left me with a sense of awe when imagining what the patient experience will be like – with access to meaningful outdoor spaces providing respite, play and community.
My personal favourite spaces are the NICU rooms and view gardens on Level 2 which were recently covered by CTV News. Click here for article.
Take a tour hosted by Michael Buble. See video here.