Bridgepoint Hospital Design Details
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare's new Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto established a number of links between patients and the community. Here are a few highlights:
- Diverse and plentiful views from the interior spaces to the immediate park environment and the city beyond
- Clear pedestrian, bicycle, and motor vehicle pathways that traverse the campus and link the site to the adjacent communities
- Amenities, transportation infrastructure, and landscape design to encourage visitors
- Interior and exterior gathering spots that encourage visitor-inpatient interaction
- Generous access to communication, information, and entertainment media.
The Bridgepoint campus is targeting LEED Gold certification. Some of the sustainable features include:
- 100 percent underground parking, and 50 percent green roof to reduce urban island heat effect
- Provisions for electric vehicle charging stalls
- Secure bicycle parking and change rooms to encourage cycling
- Site and building lighting that reduces light pollution and energy consumption
- Drought-tolerant landscape design to reduce irrigation by 50 percent
- Low-flow water fixtures to reduce potable water use by up to 30 percent
- High percentages of recycled and regionally sourced building materials
HVAC systems and building envelopes will perform at least 28 percent better than comparable facilities, due to:
- A high-performance heat recovery system
- Variable frequency drives on all pumps and fans
- High-efficiency boilers, chillers, and lighting systems
- Double-glazed windows
- An overall roof insulation of R-30.
Sara O. Marberry, EDAC, is a contributing editor for Healthcare Design. She is a writer, blogger, speaker, and strategic marketing and business consultant in Evanston, Ill., and the former executive vice president of The Center for Health Design. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about Bridgepoint Active Healthcare's new hospital project, please see "What’s Old Is New Again At Bridgepoint Active Health."
For a detailed source list, including costs, project team, and other vendors on this project, visit: "Bridgepoint Active Healthcare: Project Breakdown."
For a closer look at how funding was established at Bridgepoint Active Health’s new hospital, please read "Using Public-Private Funding To Build Bridgepoint Hospital."