Laying the foundation stone for a new hospital in Bergen

Laying the foundation stone for a new hospital in Bergen - C.F. Møller. Photo: C.F. Møller Architects

27.6.2017 | A modern new department at Haraldsplass Hospital in Bergen, designed by C.F. Møller Architects, is now being raised to its full height. On Thursday, 22 June, the foundation stone was laid by the Norwegian Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Høie.

 

This new complex, which adds 170 new beds to the existing Haraldsplass Hospital, is situated at the foot of the Ulriken mountain, flanked by the Møllendal river.

 

Focus on the patient
The aim of the new building is to offer inpatients a secure base in good and pleasant surroundings. Patients will find it easy to make their way around the new hospital, and the staff will also be readily available to help.

The bed units are located around two large covered atriums, as the framework for two different communal areas: A public arrival area with a reception, café and seating area, and a more private room solely for patients and their guests. The atriums will draw daylight into the building.

 

Every patient will have access to a view of the valley and the city because the new complex will follow the course of the Møllendal river, with a recessed façade.

Entrance gate in harmony with the surroundings.


Another key aim is to create a landmark building for Haraldsplass Hospital, and that the new building also serves as the entrance gate to the entire hospital complex. A good functional connection between the new and the existing buildings will ensure effective logistics for patients, relatives and staff.

 

The new building's façades have a materiality that is in harmony with the existing building stock, but also reflects the contemporary aspects of the new addition. The façades towards the existing building to the east, south and north, and the "framework" to the west will be surfaced with white fibre-reinforced concrete. The wooden window frames will mirror the window frames in the existing building.

The western façade of the new department will form the front and entrance to the entire complex, giving a warm and welcoming expression that is also in harmony with the new construction at Årestadsveien. It has a timber surface with a varied expression that underlines the character of the building.

 

"The ambition has been to create a very humanistic hospital building, on the basis of our experience with healing architecture, and to use the unique location, while also making the new hospital a pleasant place for patients, relatives and staff," says Christian Dahle, architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architects i Oslo.

 

Experts in healthcare
C.F. Møller has a proud tradition for working with healthcare with a strong human and evidence-based focus, and for helping to set new standards in this sector. The company also designed Akershus University Hospital in Norway, and an emergency and infectious diseases clinic in Sweden, which have both e.g. received a Building Better Healthcare Award for Best International Design. Work in progress includes Springfield University Hospital in England and the new Danish super-hospital, Aarhus University Hospital. Earlier this year, C.F. Møller won an international competition in Germany for the expansion of the protected RWTH University Hospital in Aachen.

In addition, C.F. Møller has a separate department, C.F. Møller Healthcare, which advises clients and other parties on planning healthcare construction projects, to ensure that the right building is ordered and delivered.

 

 

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