Big ideas come from little ones
Providing parents and kids with a safe place for healing + health
When children are sick a community comes together; families in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan had no dedicated resources for their children. The Calgary Health Region decided to make a change and the Alberta Children’s Hospital was born.
Big ideas came from little ones; by asking the children how they would design a hospital our eyes were opened to different design ideas. We knew that family centered care was core to the facilities success but wanted to provide children with a space that was safe not scary. Meeting with 38 unique groups helped give us insight into what would make the hospital a success for all. Our final design is unlike any hospital; it truly is a place dedicated to the wellness of our children.
Big ideas come from little ones. This story begins with asking children how they would design the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Their responses opened up a whole new world.