Integrated cancer treatment centre of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval
The integrated cancer treatment centre (Centre intégré de cancérologie - CIC) is a big milestone in the delivery of the new hospital complex (NCH) of the CHU de Québec-Université Laval on the site of the Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus in Québec City. Starting with the design of large green inner courtyard around which gravitates the cancerology program, the CIC architecture —spanning 32,230 m²— was developed to offer reception, waiting, care and work spaces that are pleasant and conducive to well-being and healing. Abundant natural light, outdoor views, green spaces, colors, warm materials and works of art characterize this new soothing healthcare space that integrates best practices and the most recent technologies.
With the delivery of seven major projects in the last decade, the design and execution of integrated cancer treatment centers has become one of the biggest expertise of the firm, recognized as the best in Québec.
Groupe A, DMG, Lemay, NFOE et GLCRM
32 230 m² / 190 M$
2015 — 2022
The CIC houses a highly technical program. It gathers specialized and super-specialized outpatient cancer treatment services, as well as facilities for teaching and research. To centralize cancerology research activities and to bring them closer to medical realities, the future fundamental research center will be connected to the CIC.
Eventually, the NCH will gather on a single site the clinical, research, education and evaluation activities of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and of the Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus. Spanning more than 260,000 m2, the project includes the construction of new buildings on the Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus site for a total surface area of 180 693 m2 and the refurbishment of 27 492 m2 in existing spaces.
This ambitious project —whose construction is planned over more than 10 years—, includes different components : the clinico-logistical platform (2020), the Integrated Cancer Center (CIC), a new power plant and generators building (2021), the cyclotron, the research centre and the lodging services (2022), the critical care pavilion (2024), and the refurbishment of the Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus (2029).
Within the consortium formed by Groupe A, DMG, Lemay, Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes, NFOE and GLCRM, our firm was responsible for programming and designing the CIC. She was also responsible for designing, executing and supervising the construction of the critical care pavilion’s envelope.