Hospital Emergency and Ambulatory Entrance Studies

V+A was hired to resolve problems relating to the Ambulatory and  Emergency entrances of  a hospital in Toronto.

The Ambulatory entrance is the most used entrance of the hospital. Our main task was to solve a major air infiltration problem. As the most frequently used doorway, cold air enters the lobby space each time the doors are opened. We took this opportunity to improve the aesthetic and functional qualities of the entrance. The proposed designs improve the visibility and presence of the entry on the hospital campus, introducing a grandeur that is appropriate to the hospital’s main entrance.

The Emergency entrance is also troubled by air infiltration issues. In order to solve this problem, the programme of the emergency lobby is rearranged to meet the hospital’s needs. The proposed designs also aim to improve access and visibility to the Emergency department from the exterior.


Published on Oct 02, 2012
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