Vestfold Hospital, 6th phase

 Vestfold Hospital, 6th phase. C.F. Møller. Photo: Terje Agnalt

Client

Helse Sør-Øst RHF

Address

Tønsberg, Norway

Size

23000 m², 148 beds on 6 floors

Year

2002-2005

The hub of the extension is the new central atrium which links all the storeys.

The atrium collects and distributes light to the surrounding departments, and is situated near the main entrance, the hospital’s natural centre. The architecture of the atrium emphasises the dynamics of the hospital: here we gain an impression of the busy traffic on the balconies behind the open filigree of wooden slats, and this is also where we gain access to the common public functions: the canteen, café, library, meeting-rooms, auditorium and shop. The choice of materials, substantiality and detail aims at a Nordic tone.

The sixth phase at Vestfold Hospital forms part of the overall master plan for the complex.

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Team

Engineering

Christiansen & Roberg AS, Sweco AS, ÅF-Consult AS

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Kristiansen & Bernhardt arkitekter. Until 2002: Eliassen & Lambertz-Nilssen Arkitekter AS

References

  • 2014 Hospital Design + 1, p. 174-191
  • 2013 Creative Diagram In Architecture, p. 116
  • 2010 Urbanism And Architecture 7.2010 NO 70 s. 82 - 103
  • 2007 Arkitektur DK, #1, p. 32-37
  • 2007 Kim Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Peter Michael Hornung, Henning Damgaard-Sørensen, Lars Heslet: Sansernes Hospital, p. 307

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