Seven Oaks General Hospital is an acute care community hospital which serves northwest Winnipeg. In addition to its provision of medical services, the hospital is a centre for the training of medical residents and continuing education and hosts a number of ongoing instruction programs. Republic Architecture Inc. led the redevelopment and expansion of spaces associated with these programs and supplemental meeting areas.
Our team developed a highly flexible plan that satisfied the need for more meeting and researcher training space in a fully redeveloped education centre. Our goal was to create a fruitful, user-centred environment. A key focus was the nurturing of cooperation and teamwork and the fostering of a climate of openness conducive to continuous learning.
To fulfill these objectives, our design included the extensive use of clerestory windows, large areas of glass, and an emphasis on prominent windows opening onto green space. The interiors are defined by a fusion of calm, warm, and lively tones and blonde wood. Exposed brick walls add visual warmth and connect the new spaces to the existing hospital. Another priority for our team was the careful and coordinated integration of information and multimedia technologies in order to allow for contemporary teaching and meeting requirements.
Principles of sustainability and re-use were key aspects of our upgrading of the Seven Oaks General Hospital Office, Meeting Rooms, and Education Centre. In line with these targets, the Republic Architecture Inc. team presented sustainable options that reduced long-term costs and executed work meeting the equivalent of LEED Silver or 3 Green Globes.
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