Bridgepoint Active Healthcare - Toronto
TYPE OF FACILITY Continuing care/rehabilitation
PLANNING, DESIGN AND Stantec Architecture/KPMB
COMPLIANCE ARCHITECTS Architects joint venture
DESIGN, BUILD, FINANCE HDR/Diamond Schmitt
AND MAINTAIN ARCHITECTS Architects joint venture
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER PCL Construction
COMPLETED April 2013
SIZE 764,000 square feet
CONSTRUCTION COST $378 million
COST PER SQUARE FOOT $495
Patients treated at the 10-story Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility in Toronto typically stay for about three months. With that in mind, much of the project is designed to inspire its rehabilitation-therapy patients and those with multiple chronic diseases or disabilities to shape their health outcomes by staying active and socializing. Bridgepoint offers communal dining rooms, a therapy pool, rooftop gardens, an outdoor fifth-floor terrace and other gathering points.
The hospital includes a renovated facility that is now serving a much different purpose than it was originally built for in 1864. “I loved how the Bridgepoint project used the old jail for their administrative offices,” said design awards judge Nicholas Tejeda. “They were able to preserve history while using it for a practical purpose. That was remarkable.”
Landscaping is designed to blend the hospital property with an adjacent city park. The ground floor also includes a publicly accessible “urban porch,” another feature in the design meant to encourage patients to get out of their rooms and socialize.