Two CannonDesign health facilities – the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and Kaiser Permanente Kraemer Radiation Oncology Unit – have been named finalists in the prestigious Architizer A+ Awards. In their fourth year, the A+ Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products and seeks to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world.
While a jury selects an overall winner for each category within the A+ Awards, anyone can vote for the Popular Choice winners in the same categories. Fans of CHUM and the Kaiser project can visit the below links to vote and view all the projects nominated. The winners of the vote will be announced April 12 and all winners will be celebrated at a gala event in New York City later this year.
The CHUM occupies two full blocks in the heart of downtown Montreal and is one of North America’s largest academic medical centers. Born from the merger of three hospitals (Hotel Dieu, Hopital St. Luc, and Hopital Notre-Dame), CHUM replaces outdated facilities and brings these entities together in a single-site institution. An anchor of the Quartier de la Santé – Montreal’s new health district – the development will seamlessly combine teaching, research, and healthcare and solidify Montreal’s standing as a health and science hub of excellence.
The Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center is a state-of-the-art medical center that brings its oncology radiation services above ground and into the light. The design focuses on the distinct needs of cancer patients and their treatments schedules, which typically occur five days a week for five to eight consecutive weeks. To alleviate stress and discomfort that comes with treatment, the building harnesses natural light, views to nature and soothing interior colors.