3XN horizontally clads rigshospitalet's patient hotel in copenhagen
3XN horizontally clads rigshospitalet's patient hotel in copenhagen 3XN horizontally clads rigshospitalet's patient hotel in copenhagen
nov 10, 2015

3XN horizontally clads rigshospitalet's patient hotel in copenhagen

3XN horizontally clads rigshospitalet’s patient hotel in copenhagen
all images by adam mørk




offering tranquility and a peaceful respite outside a hospital environment, a new hotel designed by danish architectural firm 3XN facilitates self-sufficient patients who live far away a place to stay which is connected to examination and treatment. the scheme is part of copenhagen’s rigshospitalet hospital, where the 7,400 sqm building intends to be a supportive and comfortable setting for patients, as well as an efficient work environment for the administrative staff.

there will be a new treatment building, ‘the north wing’, which will be completed in 2018




‘we designed the building with these open atria to offer good visual contact, instead of the closed corridors usually associated with hospitals,’ comments kim herforth nielsen, 3XN creative director and founder. ‘in addition, we ensured that ample daylight and warm materials and colors create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere, which serves as a comforting environment during a difficult period.’

each room has access to a private balcony




architecturally, the patient hotel building is composed as two stacked volumes, forming a  juxtaposed ‘VS’ shape. the distinctive form establishes a clear visual separation between the two programmatic functions: the accommodation and hospital administration. featuring 74 rooms spread over three floors, each space has access to a private balcony overlooking the surrounding, green landscape. on the exterior, the façade has been horizontally clad with a light natural stone, instilling a strong character and at the same time creating shade. alongside the hotel, a parking garage – defined by twisted aluminum lamellas on its façade – sits on the border of copenhagen’s biggest recreational park fælledparken.

the 7,400 sqm building provides an open, supportive and comfortable environment for patients

the façade is clad in a light, natural stone


the interior of one of the hotel rooms

the skylight above the atrium invites natural light inside

the patient hotel offers 74 rooms on the three lower floors, while administrative offices comprise floors four to six

open staircases in both atria connect the individual floors

the horizontal cladding provides shade and privacy for each hotel room

the hotel restaurant faces ‘amor park,’ offering guests and visitors to enjoy their meals while viewing the landscape

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