The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) has been profiled by Interior Design for taking home two Best of Year Awards in 2017. The first for the passerelle – the project’s illuminated skybridge – and the second in the outdoor category for the hospital’s seven roof terraces and extensive public art.
2017 Best of Year Winner for Pièce de Résistance
Receiving this honor was the CHUM’s passerelle, the skybridge that connects the hospital to the logistics building and also functions as a piece of public art. With it’s 194,000 perforations and copper cladding as a nod to the local tradition of using this material, the bridge is “symbolic as a welcome, given the hospital’s broader role of revitalizing neglected sectors of the city.” Read more about what Interior Design had to say about the Pièce de Résistance honor.
2017 Best of Year Winner for Outdoor
CHUM was also recognized by Interior Design for its outdoor spaces, and how they elevate the user experience. The seven roof terraces, viewable and accessible from many of the hospital’s patient rooms and waiting areas, “boast supersize depictions of various medicinal herbs, some dating to the founding of Quebec’s colonial predecessor, New France.” The magazine also highlighted the thirteen public art components representing the biggest concentration of public art in the city since Expo 67 in the article, which can be read here.