Acute Stroke Unit

Location
Winnipeg, MB
Size
1,709 m2 / 18,400 ft2
ft3 Role
Renovation A/ID Prime Consultant

ft3 is privileged to have been involved in this integrated inpatient unit for acute stroke care and rehabilitation, a first of its kind in Manitoba. The framework for designing the new unit evolved from a value-focused thinking approach derived from an expert team of interdisciplinary staff who identified what was considered important for impatient stroke rehabilitation. 

Working within the confines of an existing, aging facility offered an added layer of complexity, however, critical objectives such as: creating multi-use/versatile spaces, maximizing sightlines, maximizing the legibility of the space with good wayfinding, incorporating aesthetics to trigger the senses, enhancing accessibility, supporting new technology were key drivers in the design to facilitate positive patient outcomes.