Royal Alexandra Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Centre
Working in conjunction with Eckert Wordell Architects, HIP was actively involved in developing a solution that addressed the Edmonton context and the site specific challenges. The building delivers an innovative approach to elective surgery encompassing the latest in technology and patient focused service that is new to Alberta. The interior planning creates efficiency for staff while balancing the
need for privacy for patients. This is presented in a welcoming interior that avoids an institutional aesthetic while ensuring issues of infection control are successfully addressed.
Angling the building back from the property line builds further on the public realm of the main floor facade by creating a landscaped amenity area adjacent to the patient and visitor reception. Access to daylight and views out to the surrounding cityscape creates an environmentally sensitive result and a pleasant recovery atmosphere for the 52 patient rooms on levels 3 and 4. The second floor contains 4 operating theatres with associated pre and post surgery support spaces connected to the main hospital via a pedway.