Markdale Hospital Business Case, Design, and Construction
Caring for a rural community
Markdale Hospital provides services to approximately 22,000 people in central Ontario. The vision is to develop a new rural health centre that provides care within the local community. The construction of a new facility provides new modern infrastructure for emergency care, outpatient ambulatory services, diagnostic services, and procedures. The design reflects the community it serves and addresses the unique challenges of providing healthcare in a rural environment.
- Markdale, ON
- 77,932 sq ft
- Grey Bruce Health Services
GM BluePlan Engineering
- DIALOG Services
The new design increases spatial requirements for emergency, outpatient ambulatory services, diagnostic services, and procedures.
The interiors provide a bright and welcoming environment for staff, patients, and visitors.
Warm tones of wood connect users to the architectural form.
Hints of colour are used strategically for intuitive wayfinding throughout.
The building includes a coffee shop, staff lounge, meditation room, community gathering spaces, and increases natural lighting in areas where staff and visitors will be spending significant time.
The design draws material and colour inspiration from the surrounding community.
It all started with a sketch.