Køge University Hospital

 Køge University Hospital. C.F. Møller. Photo: Rådgivergruppen USK

Client

Region Sjælland

Address

Køge, Denmark

Size

177000 m² (130000 m² additional building)

Year

2013-2021

Competition

1st prize in international architectural competition. 2013

Køge University Hospital (USK) is an expansion of the existing Køge Hospital, which will be enlarged threefold to a total surface area of 177,000 m².

The project is based on the existing hospital's manageable structure built around a simple, general traffic system and green, informal gardens and waiting areas.

The University Hospital will keep the existing lobby as the main thoroughfare and from there four vertical transport routes will be added. Each transport route connects to a square with individual gardens, which are easy for patients, relatives and personnel to navigate.

Green surroundings, ample daylight, courtyard gardens, green roofs and views are key elements of the concept of health-promoting architecture. This maintains the original landscape, the characteristic, circular forest that surrounds the hospital, as well as lakes, rivers and vegetation, with the new wards all looking out either over the landscape to the west or Køge Bay.

With regard to technology, the construction makes optimal use of the square footage by ensuring that the floor areas can be kept free for the primary clinical functions, etc. This is achieved by placing the technical installations, electricity, water and sewerage, ventilation, fire protection, etc. in a decentralised space situated next to each room, whereas these are usually located centrally in traditional hospital buildings. This allows for easy modification of the features of each room, ensuring that the building is future-proof.

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Team

Client consultant

BASCON

Engineering

Rambøll in collaboration with Alectia and Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with CUBO arkitekter and Gehl Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Awards

  • 1st prize in international architectural competition. 2013

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Paper/flax insulation

Energy efficient design

High insulation values

Low energy windows

Phase changing materials

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Prefabricated components

Flexibility

LED

Healthy building

Noise minimization

Wind energy

Natural ventilation

Low-energy standard (2020)

References

  • 2017 Tasarim #274, p. 46-48
  • 2016 Byggeri (Byggeriets Cirkler) #2, p. 47
  • 2014 Green Buildings #4, p. 74-79

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