The construction project of the CETC aimed to provide cutting-edge laboratories that would enable Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital to expand its scope of activities, increase the number of autologous and allogeneic grafts treated annually, and ensure compliance with the strictest regulatory requirements (Good Manufacturing Practices / Good Tissue Practices). The new facility houses clinical development and production laboratories for both infectious and non-infectious cells, as well as quality control laboratories and support services.
The CETC at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital is a unique project, as it is the only internationally recognized Cell Therapy Center in North America, meeting the standards and expectations of both European and American authorities.
The new pavilion is integrated into the HMR site, located between the Maisonneuve, Internes, and J.A. De Sève pavilions. The building consists of three levels: a basement and a ground floor for CETC-specific functions, and a complete upper floor housing electromechanical service. The design prioritizes integration with the existing environment while considering the overall architectural composition. The CETC's architectural identity is defined by a floating masonry panel above a transparent wall, animated by metallic projections that cast dynamic shadows on the facade according to the sun's orientation. A connecting corridor slips behind the curtain wall of the main facade, the rhythm created by the irregular treatment of the mullions amplifies the effect of movement within the passage.