Wood design for a healing environment at Surrey Memorial Hospital
CEI Architecture’s Michael McNaught and Fraser Health Authority’s Marco Buccini, were interviewed by naturally:wood on the benefits of using wood in the design of healthcare facilities. In the video, Michael and Marco explain why wood is being used in the design of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower, and how wood contributes to a healthy healing environment.
The video focuses on how the use of wood in healthcare facilities has a positive effect on human health. At the Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower, CEI Architecture and Parkin Architects are using wood in a wide variety of features throughout the facility. Most significantly, wood is showcased in the vaulted canopy for the hospital’s main entry, which creates a sense of warmth and comfort for family members and patients.
naturally:wood supports an environmentally sustainable and globally competitive forestry sector in British Columbia. To learn more about the Critical Care Tower at Surrey Memorial Hospital, visit the project page.