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THE DESIGN FOR THE BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TECK ACUTE CARE CENTRE WAS CAREFULLY DEVISED TO PROMOTE A HEALING ATMOSPHERE.
The youngest generation living in the Canadian province of British Columbia now has an innovative, state-of-the-art hospital to complement the outstanding care BC Children’s Hospital was already known for. The 8-story,
640,000-sq.- . Teck Acute Care Centre has been, literally, built to heal with patients’ and their families’ entire journey of body, mind, and spirit planned and designed in extraordinary detail.
The BC Children’s Hospital treats newborns, children, and expectant mothers from all over
the province, meeting the needs of 200,000+ patients each year. The Teck Acute Care Centre, located on the grounds of the Vancouver campus, welcomed its  rst patients less than two years ago.
What makes the Teck Centre unique is the focus on using design elements to create a gentle healing environment that would reduce anxiety and perceived pain for infants and children. To that end, whimsical sculptures, murals, and other artwork are featured throughout the halls and treatment rooms. The waiting area boasts an enormous, virtual interactive aquarium that helps soothe worried minds. Lighting, too, plays a crucial role in creating a sense of calm for both patients and their parents.
In addition, thanks to a recent fund-raising campaign, the hospital raised $6 million to establish the Children’s Healing Experience
An illuminated mural of a moon shining through trees is accomplished with accent lighting and the unexpected placement of beam supports.
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