Montreal’s Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), translated as University of Montreal Health Centre, is a 3 million-square-foot academic medical center in downtown Montreal that encompasses two full city blocks — one of the largest healthcare construction projects in North America. The vision for the CHUM was to solve the problem of antiquated infrastructure and facilities, revitalize the social frame and an entire sector of Montreal’s urban core. With the patient’s well-being in mind, the designers at NEUF Architect(e)s brilliantly succeeded in redefining Montrealers’s image of what a hospital feels like. The design integrates modern art with historical architectural elements and advanced technical features. Axes & sequences of spaces allow visual continuity; reinforcing the clarity of the volumes and thus the circulation of traffic. Consistency of the lines, plays on colors and limited number of materials create fluidity and a sense of calm to reduce patient’s anxiety. From a technical point of vue, Gerflor’s bacteriostatic Mipolam Homogenous Resilient Sheet Flooring was the obvious, leading-edge technology choice of flooring to be installed in the 772 patient rooms, 39 operating rooms, 443 examination rooms, and kilometers of corridors. The complexity of achieving a look of continuity in the many rooms, the different floors and different quadrants was colossal. Yet, the CHUM now proudly boasts a social and human reality feel within a decisively urban architecture.