Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital is a 343,000 ft2 inpatient/outpatient rehab facility, with a 75-bed inpatient unit, specialized clinics, school, pools, cafeteria & central kitchen, technical laboratories and administration offices. Angus Lighting’s design includes some special features: a lobby Colour Window displays LED scenes which are controlled by motion sensors triggered by children walking by, creating a fun and interactive environment. The design is sense-oriented with colour distractions, and incorporates low-glare and natural daylighting.
The Snoezelen Room presented a unique design opportunity. The first of its kind in North America, the Room uses changing light as therapy, incorporating multi-level, colour-changing, indirect and twinkling lighting. The focal point is a shallow therapy pool requiring non-glare, low level lighting, specifically designed to excel in a high humidity environment. For patient rooms, indirect lighting and downlights create a cozy atmosphere. LED night lights and wall-mounted non-commercial glare-free bed lights mimic sconces while enhancing comfort and safety. The use of daylighting throughout the building significantly reduces environmental impacts for this 24/7 healthcare facility.