The new facility improves women’s care while creating efficient linkages to the hospital’s main tower and revitalizing the campus – not an easy task, given the need to maintain full operations of the medical center during construction and the fact that the existing infrastructure was nearly 60 years old. The architectural solution was carefully calibrated to minimize disruption to services, employing many non-conventional and innovative solutions including external building services distribution and off-site prefabrication of building sections.
The project’s success resulted from close coordination between our project management team, the construction manager, and the client to add more beds, new operating and treatment rooms, and support and public spaces. The roof contains the mechanical units required to service the facility. There are additional support rooms for nourishment, lactation, staff lounge, filing rooms and other support requirements for the obstetrics department. The project also involved major landscaping and roadway reconfiguration to create an esplanade and new traffic patterns throughout the hospital campus.