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Joseph Brant Hospital

As part of the redevelopment and expansion of the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, ON, the use of technology, open spaces, and even the flooring played a key role in creating a calming environment used to encourage health and healing. The terrazzo project consisted of 28,000 sq. ft. of nine millimetre-thick epoxy terrazzo bordered in 3,000 lineal feet of 100-millimetre-high terrazzo cove base. The entire epoxy terrazzo floor had a full coverage crack isolation membrane and a moisture vapour barrier applied. The team of architects designed a linear pattern outlined with 16-gauge zinc divider strips. Eight colours of epoxy terrazzo, ranging from whites, greys, teals and blues, were composed of marble chips from a Canadian quarry, recycled glass and mirror chips. The 3,000-square-foot covered pedestrian bridge had a clear non-slip coating applied over the terrazzo to ensure the floor was not only visually appealing, but safe. The redevelopment and expansion of the hospital was the largest project of its kind ever undertaken in Burlington.

Architect: Parkin Architects
General Contractor: EllisDon Corp.
Owner: Joseph Brant Hospital Trade
Contractor: Franklin Terrazzo
Material Supplier: Domus Terrazzo

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