Two concepts considered for new St. Paul's Hospital at False Creek Flats
Planners with Providence Health Care are considering two layout and design concepts for the new replacement facility for St. Paul’s Hospital at the False Creek Flats near Chinatown in Vancouver.
The $1.2-billion project to relocate the historic hospital into a new state-of-the-art facility was revived in spring 2015 after plans were abandoned to restore and expand on the existing Burrard Street site on the downtown Vancouver peninsula. The current project resurrects and modifies a plan first proposed in 2004 when an 18.5-acre site, immediately north of Pacific Central railway and long-haul bus station and one block away from SkyTrain’s Main Street-Science World Station, was purchased by project partners.
One of the design concepts is an “urban court” with hospital facilities centred around the new outdoor plaza space and vehicular drop-off. The main hospital buildings are oriented along an east-west axis along Malkin Avenue.
Kenneth Chan reports