The Centre d’excellence en santé de Lanaudière is built on land near the Joliette hospital to promote exchanges between the two establishments. With an area of 6990 m², the building is developed under the principles of sustainable development consisting of two wings with a central atrium open on the three floors and on the front and rear facades. The objective was to provide as much natural light as possible to allow better education for the occupants. This is why all the facades have large windows.
The building has many school programs whose needs may change over the years. The fenestration is therefore modulated in such a way as to allow the movement of the interior partitions as needed.
To bring the building to life, the integration of bright colours is used to energize interior designs such as stairwells or flooring.
Outside, as many existing trees as possible are preserved around the building to create a natural setting. Semi-covered outdoor rest areas are also set up at the entrance to the building, offering occupants the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors as long as possible before the onset of winter. The building was designed in such a way as to allow its future expansion.