New ward at Danderyds Hospital
Danderyds Hospital is now in the next stage of the expansion project, which will ensure the streamlining of care and an improvement to the working environment. If the Regional Council makes a decision to go through with the plan, the design of a new hospital ward by C.F. Møller Architects and Carlstedt Arkitekter will progress. This is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
For the past several years, a major expansion of Danderyds hospital in Stockholm has been underway. C.F. Møller Architects, together with Carlstedt Arkitekter, are developing the future of healthcare through the design of one of the new wards. The thirteen-storey building will accommodate at least 164 patients, receptions, support functions, and a new helipad. The block will be linked to the new emergency unit, and will facilitate the flow between buildings.
“The new ward at Danderyds Hospital captures the hospital's existing architecture in a modern and efficient way,” says Vendela Martinac, Office Manager and Architect at C.F. Møller Architects
The form of the new care building means that the visitor will be met by a human scale, as the entrance is located in the lower parts of the building facing toward the park. Structure and organisation have been important aspects in the design of the façade to enable future flexibility. The structure is rational and clear - similar to the characteristic architecture of Danderyds Hospital. The volume of the building has been optimised to enable great views from the ward levels. It has been important to ensure fluid circulation, and easy access to transportation from the lower reception level.
The new building enables reception and inpatient care activities to meet current government requirements, application of modern working methods, and performance of patient-safe care, while simultaneously enhancing the efficiency of care.
The goal of the project is a flexible building which will contain both general care wards and clinics, where the type of activity can change over time without requiring major redevelopment.“ We have, among other things, solved this by using a window frame construction that enables easier window replacement, which is fundamental for future flexibility,” says Vendela Martinac at C.F. Møller Architects.