Toronto’s Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility was featured in the October issue of Azure Magazine. PFS Studio teamed up with KPMB Architects and Stantec on the design of this facility.
The article discusses the age old question of Nature versus Nurture. Can more trees and exposure to nature help long-term patients get well? The facility, inside and out, was designed with just this in mind.
“The hospital was conceived as a large scale ‘urban porch,’ with various places to commingle with nature.”
-Daniel Baird, Azure Magazine
About Bridgepoint Health Care
As part of a new approach to Canadian health care facilities, the Bridgepoint Health complex, located on the historic property of the Don River Jail in Toronto, is both a regional and a community health centre
The incorporation of new civic spaces, a refurbishment of the historic grounds, and its integration with an adjacent public park make the Bridgepoint site a significant component of the City of Toronto’s public realm. The landscape design builds upon the relationships of health, community and nature. These components are interwoven into the site design and are strongly fused with the building program.
Left Rendering courtesy of KPMB | Stantec, Right: Landscape Plan by PFS