henning larsen architects: herlev hospital extension winning design
henning larsen architects: herlev hospital extension   winning design henning larsen architects: herlev hospital extension   winning design
apr 18, 2011

henning larsen architects: herlev hospital extension winning design

‘herlev hospital extension’ by henning larsen architects in herlev, denmark all images courtesy hennig larsen architects



danish practice henning larsen architects has won the competition for the extension of ‘herlev hospital’, a 52,000 m2 project that will consist of a new emergency department and maternity services centre. the winning team, which includes the architecture companies friis & moltke, brunsgaard & laursen, the enginnering companies NNE pharmaplan and orbicon, consultants norconsult and landscape architects SLA, beat out five other international consortiums.



rendered street view



comprised of three ring-shaped buildings with rectangular bases, the project puts focus on the notion of ‘healing architecture’, creating a number of inviting outdoor spaces in the interstitial zones between the structures. the new extension is a down-scaled and contrasting element next to the 120 meter high rectangular expression of the existing hospital.


‘the project powerfully unites building design and landscape into an architectural whole providing patients, relatives and staff with the experience that focus is on the individual. the project must be emphasised for its high and well-argued ambition level for healing architecture,’ says lars steffensen, partner of henning larsen architects.



outdoor space



the human-scaled design features a number of courtyards, green roof gardens, and a large central park that will fully integrate the nature with the new hospital. construction of the extension will start in may 2014 with a projected completion date of october 2017. a later planned phase includes a patient hotel, conference facilities and a research school, among others.



garden area around the buildings


outdoor terraces



trails between buildings


entrance plaza

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