Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, 2003 to 2006

The Université de Montréal Hospital Center (known as the CHUM) is a major complex of 275,000 m2 grouping the Saint-Luc, Notre-Dame and Hôtel-Dieu campuses. The preparatory studies and the pre-concept evaluated the feasibility of building the future 9,175 m² CHUM on the site of 1000 Saint-Denis Street, which is currently being occupied by the Saint-Luc Hospital. Several options were investigated between 2003 and 2007 in order to confirm the selection of the site and maintain a scale that would fit the context, all the while insuring a functional organisation of hospital and research spaces. The presence of patrimonial edifices and the highway under the site of the ResearchCenter required working with city authorities and studying applicable regulations. Partnering architects: Birtz, Bastien, Beaudouin, Laforest – Yelle Maillé