Thunder Bay Hospital
Glulam was used both as a major structural element within the main atrium space, as well as within the hospital. Both were firsts in Ontario.
This project was the first to use skylights within the cancer radiation treatment bunkers in Canada, as well as the first to use wood as a major structural element within the main atrium space. For the first time in Ontario, a fog fire suppression system was used to allow the use of Glulam in a hospital. This project was essential to the further use of Glulam in hospital applications. Additionally, budget pricing demonstrated that Glulam was a less expensive material than steel (including fire supression).
Architect : Salter Farrow Pilon Architects Inc.