Called “obsolescence-proof” by the World Hospital
Congress, this ground-breaking complex was the first
integrated patient-care, education and research complex to
incorporate interstitial space with an incremental mechanical
system. A “servo-system” concept integrating structural,
mechanical and electrical systems, separates permanent and
changeable building elements for ease and economy of future
change and growth.
The building has been widely recognized as a visionary approach to healthcare
architecture and signaled a turning point in Canadian medical history – the shift from hospital to health science centre.