Vendsyssel Hospital - extension and refurbishment

 Vendsyssel Hospital - extension and refurbishment. C.F. Møller

Client

Region Nordjylland

Address

Hjørring, Denmark

Size

14000 m² new build, 11.000 m² refurbishment

Year

2014-2019

Competition

1st prize in competition. 2014

The task includes the extension and refurbishment of the Vendsyssel Hospital in Hjørring (Denmark). The design proposals seek to enhance the overarching architectonic identity of the hospital and to integrate buildings and landscapes in various ways. The design includes a children's oasis on the roof.

The task includes full-service consultancy in connection with construction of a new treatment facility, a mother and child unit and overall planning of the extension and refurbishment of the Vendsyssel Hospital site in Hjørring. The new buildings will be low-energy class 2020 and are expected to be certified in accordance with Green Building Council Denmark's DGNB-DK Gold.

The design proposal creates an enclosed form surrounding large, well-lit courtyards. The structure is transparent; a circulation loop connects the individual treatment areas and allows for flexibility and overlaps between neighbouring functions. The result is a logical, self-explanatory structure. There are efficient and highly functional links making it easy to find your way around the building.

The individual and distinctive architecture features sterling materials, in combination with a strong emphasis on landscape, including a series of outdoor spaces with integrated planting, paving and stormwater handling, successfully exploiting every opportunity to create healing architecture. One special characteristic of the building is the layout of the third-floor paediatric unit, which includes an enclosed and protected playground, resembling a green oasis, on the roof.

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Team

Client consultant

COWI

Engineering

MOE

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Awards

  • 1st prize in competition. 2014

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

Ground cooling/heating

High insulation values

Low energy windows

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Prefabricated components

Energy renovation

LED

Healthy building

Noise minimization

Certified building

Low-energy standard (2020)

References

  • 2014 Archiworld, Design & Detail, #231, p. 158-163
  • 2014 RUM # 150, august 2014, p. 18-19

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