Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Canada

CHUM change

Altro Whiterock, Altro Aquarius

Calling it a mere renovation would be a colossal disservice. Weighing in at three million square feet and 22 stories tall, the award-winning Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (the University of Montreal Hospital Center, better known as CHUM) is one of Canada’s largest hospitals. Completed in the fall of 2017, this 12,000 room (with 900 patient rooms) project is only phase one, with phase two beginning in 2021.

A merger of three downtown Montreal hospitals, CHUM has created a community of three interconnected towers, combining and replacing the outdated facilities and services of its predecessors.

CHUM’s operating rooms and pharmacies require optimal impact-resistant and hygienic surfaces, so CannonDesign and Neuf Architectes, the designers of both the hospital’s interior and exterior, selected Altro Whiterock as the product of choice.

In areas with threats of slipping and falling due to water, soap or other contaminants, a slip-resistant floor is necessary. Altro Aquarius, a slip-resistant sheet flooring product, was selected for the bathrooms throughout CHUM.

Being hygienic vinyl products with heat-welded seams, Altro Whiterock and Altro Aquarius have no grouts or gaps to harbour bacteria, germs and mould—essential for areas of utmost hygienic importance.

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