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New St. Paul’s Hospital design rejected by City of Vancouver panel over aesthetics (New SPH)

Artistic rendering of the new St. Paul's Hospital and health campus at the False Creek Flats. (IBI Group Architects / Providence Health Care)
Artistic rendering of the new St. Paul's Hospital and health campus at the False Creek Flats. (IBI Group Architects / Providence Health Care)

When it comes to the design of a major hospital building, should aesthetics take precedence over what is deemed to be an optimal functional design for health care?

During a heated meeting earlier this month that evaluated the design of the new St. Paul’s Hospital campus, the City of Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel (UDP) chose the former by voting to have the hospital’s applicant team re-work the hospital’s aesthetic form.

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