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CF moller + link arkitektur: skane university hospital infectious disease center
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apr 25, 2013
CF moller + link arkitektur: skane university hospital infectious disease center



‘emergency clinic and clinic for infectious diseases’ by CF moller + link arkitektur, skane university hospital, malmö, sweden
all images courtesy of link arkitektur

 

 

 

malmö university hospital, one of skåne’s largest employers and most important companies, is now housed in a CF moller and link arkitetur-designed
cylindrical structure. the university hospital area is a rapidly developing, hi-tech science center and is becoming increasingly bolstered by infrastructural
projects like a city tunnel and public transportation, both of which converge at the site. the competition-winning proposal distinguished itself
with a round, drum-like form that served to both exceed the logistical requirements of infectious disease healthcare as well as create an embracing,
welcoming tectonic composition of colorful volumes and glass. terraced, plastered facades are cut by polychrome masses and protected by
weather-deflecting glazed panes. design becomes a form of infection control, in that patients enter an isolated ward via an airlocked hallway that
surrounds the building. interior and exterior elevators have expressly different purposes; patients of the units and hospital waste use the former,
while staff, supplies and clean materials use the latter. following the principles of evidence-based design, single patient rooms for shorter stays are
relegated to specific areas so as to avoid medical errors and each ward can be cordoned off into smaller units in the event of an epidemic. quality
daylight and colorful finishes have been consciously employed to hasten the healing process and create a comfortable, therapeutic environment.
the acute care department occupies the ground floor, upon which the glazed superstructure rests. three levels are dedicated to the clinic while the
top floor serves as the technology center and link to the existing surgery and ambulance buildings.

 

 

 

the hospital remains a beacon on the swedish skyline

 

 


colorful masses intersect a repetitive glass-pane facade

 

 


patients can enjoy the indirect sunlight and natural ventilation from the large atrium

 

 

 


terraced volumes jut out into the central void

 

 


three floors of wards are topped by a technology level

 

 


polychrome volumes and glazing are part of an inviting tectonic palette

 

 


close up

 

 

 
the cylindrical structure is a beacon on the landscape

 

 project info:

 

architecture: link arkitektur as and CF Möller
client: regionservice skåne
size: 25 800 m2

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