opening ceremony of the final phase of the CHUM

opening ceremony of the final phase of the CHUM


Last night, the opening ceremony of the final phase of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) took place — a remarkable, expansive and award-winning academic medical center we worked so hard to bring to life alongside @cannondesign starting in 2009.   More than a decade later, the CHUM is finally complete and the Esplanade Jardin, a vast exterior space on Saint-Denis with the Amphitheater at its heart, can finally welcome patients and visitors. 

One of the largest hospitals in North America, the CHUM stands as a healthcare destination, a cultural landmark and a catalyst for Montreal’s bright future. The more than 3 million SF complex consolidates three aged hospitals into one urban medical center spanning two city blocks and rising 22 stories tall. 

Phase 1 was completed in 2017 as a fully functional hospital which included three towers housing outpatient clinics, 772 inpatient rooms and one of Canada's largest cancer treatment centers. Phase 2 saw the final 15% of the program including offices, medical archives, a library and auditorium as well as the demolition of the old Saint-Luc Hospital. 

Phases 1 and 2 were designed by CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s.  Revision of the Phase 2 design, the execution of the plans and specifications, and the construction supervision for the final phase was performed by Jodoin Lamarre Pratte / Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux architectes en consortium.

Congratulations to the hundreds of designers in all corners of the globe who came together to make this incredible project a reality. We did it!

Photo credits: Olivier Gariépy

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