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Universal Accessibility

Examples of Universal Accessibility

A new building: the Ambulatory Care Centre at
the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

The Ambulatory Care Centre has been built right next to the existing Hospital buildings. A gentle indoor incline joins the two buildings providing easy access for all. The main entrance is very visible and easy to find with its awning and bay windows. It is a pleasant place to wait for a bus or taxi. Moving about the inside of the building is made easy with colour-coded zones. Each zone has its own colour, and the floor in the waiting rooms is one colour and another colour in the hallways. For vertical circulation, all escalators and elevators are in the same place, accessible washrooms are located near washrooms for everyone, and the security counter is near the entrance. All these aspects facilitate navigations and moving about the facility. The Centre has also installed a teletypewriter for use by people with hearing impairments.

The project received the universal accessibility mention as part of the 2004-2005 Awards of Excellence, with the Ordre des architectes du Québec.

Architects:
A consortium formed by: Les architectes Tétreault Parent Languedoc et Associés, Allaire Bergeron Courchesne Perras Architectes,
and ABCP architecture + urbanisme

Photo: inside of the Ambulatory Care Centre at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

Photographer: François Bastien

Photo: facade of the Ambulatory Care Centre at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

Photographer: François Bastien