I always figured this would look institutional, because it’s a hospital after all.
Those earlier phases are also physically smaller (as individualized wards and whatnot) - these are actual clinical building and it shows. I just felt that the urge to visually break down the mass didn't function well (like the bricked portions felt tacked on).The CAMH buildings from the early 2010s - by KPMB, Montgomery Sisam and Kearns Mancini - struck a much better balance in terms of looking approachable vs. looking institutional. These latest buildings are also way too big. They really loom over Queen West, almost like a wall fronting the CAMH campus.