Health and community centre, Aalborg East

 Health and community centre, Aalborg East. C.F. Møller. Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen

Client

The North Denmark Region
The Municipality of Aalborg
Himmerland Housing Association

Address

Aalborg, Denmark

Size

7500 m² (5000 m² for health purposes)

Year

2011-2012

Competition

1st prize in competition. 2011

The concept has been to create an attractive working environment for medical practitioners and other healthcare workers, whilst also providing the residents of Kildeparken with a recreational centre.

The new building, located in an area with approximately 1000 apartments, will - apart from medical clinics, specialist practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists etc. - house the area’s other health services such as the local home health care unit and physical rehabilitation facilities. Also located within the centre will be the housing association offices, a café, general education and fitness facilities.

The building, situated in the middle of the green park-like area, will stand elevated on a plinth - like a sculpture in the landscape - with splendid views and integrated seating facilities - a natural meeting point.

A central promenade will run through the centre, connecting all services and facilities – giving users and residents access to the several green courtyards of the centre, i.e gardens at ground level and roof terraces on the first floor.

Green spaces along with the flow of natural daylight has had top priority all through the design process. The same applies to the accessibility of all user groups - ranging from wheelchairs users to allergics with the design of e.g. extra wide hallways and spacious toilet facilities, along with the use of allergy-friendly building materials and planting.

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Team

Construction

A. Enggaard

Engineering

ISC Consulting Engineers

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Awards

  • Aalborg Municipality Architecture Award. 2012
  • 1st prize in competition. 2011

Energy and sustainability

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Green Roof

Low-energy standard (2015)

References

  • 2011 Byggeri #3, 2011 p. 13

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