Teck Acute Centre

by ConnectLA

Teck Acute Care Centre
BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital


With: AFFINITY P3 (ZGF & HDR-CEI Architects; Balfour Beatty; Ledcor and Black & McDonald)

Landscape Contractor: Houston Landscapes, UCC Group


After more than four years of working on the P3 Teck Acute Care Centre, the project is nearly complete!

The Teck Acute Care Centre (BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital) integrates multiple outdated care facilities into one new spectacular facility. The vision provides a bright, modern facility that affords every patient a room of their own, and a place for parents to comfortably stay with their child overnight. Natural light, fresh air, and connection to nature are the driving principles in the design.

Highlights at grade include: a pedestrian promenade with feature timber canopy, vehicular entry court, forest floor wellness walk, children’s play space and plaza, retention of significant ring road trees, rain gardens, and an outdoor cafeteria.

Throughout the building, children’s therapeutic gardens provide healing spaces bridging the inside and the outside. Elements of discovery and whimsy can be found throughout the design and are used as a way to engage children of all ages. The use of symbolic wayfinding icons expressed in the paving, landscape metaphors include the forest to the alpine mountain meadows, and the ‘labyrinth’ represents the journey to healing and wellness. Interior courtyard Zen view gardens provide a calming environment for NICU patients and families, through the use of crushed stone, shade understory, sculptural trees, and lighting.

Multiple pieces of public art are to be installed in the Fall of 2017. Phase 2 of the project is schedule for completion by 2018.


Site Area = +6 acres

Hospital Floor Space = 59,400m2

Hospital Footprint = 8,500m2

(5) Therapeutic Roof Deck Gardens = 1500m2

(3) Zen View Gardens = 1200m2

(2) Extensive Green Roof = 1250m2

LEED Gold Target

Images by: Ken Larsson and Oren Mizrahi

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