BIG and arup among shortlisted to design denmark’s largest hospital
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BIG architects are among three teams shortlisted to design what will be denmark’s largest hospital. along with proposals by the arup and WHR, BIG’s layered, green-roofed design will enter the second phase of the competition for the new north zealand hospital, or nyt hospital nordsjælland, purported to become the largest in denmark at 124,000 square meters. the 30 hectare site, just north of copenhagen, is on pristine land replete with lush greenery. the massive hospital is set to complement the development of a new urban area with its own train station. with a program that called for ‘outof-the-box’ thinking and streamlined logistics, access and integration, the hospital is set to become a major feeder for surrounding institutions and visibly provide the highest quality acute care. the BIG low-lying proposal seems to address a location characterized by shallow dips and ponds as well as artfully takes care to leave fredericksborg castle unobstructed– a mandate of the brief. while interiors have yet to be released, the requirements specify the need for innovations regarding air quality and sound buffering, both factors seen as critical to the healing process. all in all, the proposals have seen fit for further consideration in the hospital’s need to ‘plan for uncertainty and design for change.’ 

 

 

BIG among shortlisted to design denmark's largest hospital
the design respects the pond and other features of the untouched landscape
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BIG among shortlisted to design denmark's largest hospital
entrance to the hospital
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BIG among shortlisted to design denmark's largest hospital
inside a hospital courtyard
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BIG among shortlisted to design denmark's largest hospital
the undulating green roof reflects the nature of the site
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BIG among shortlisted to design denmark's largest hospital
sports fields are interspersed in the courtyards to promote recovery, rehabilitation and relaxation
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BIG among shortlisted to design denmark's largest hospital
inside the operating room
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