The Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary was designed with substantial input from the hospital's young patients and their families. In 2002, Vancouver firm Kasian Architecture developed renderings of how the exterior of the hospital could look. These drawings were then brought to the hospital's "Teen Advisory Group" and changed substantially into a colorful building that resembled toy building blocks.
In keeping with the fun theme, Goldray Glass was asked to produce toy car images on glass for the exterior of the hospital's large parkade structure. The multiple architectural glass panels were created using a ceramic frit coating and our silkscreened glass process to add color and pattern to the glass surface. The playful pattern selected for the Alberta Children's Hospital parkade glass created a seamless connection between the main building and the parking structure.