The Core Centre at AUH (part of The New University Hospital in Aarhus)
University of Aarhus, Aarhus University Hospital, DNU Project Division Central Denmark Region
28,600 m² (6450 m² laboratories, 6160 m² research offices, 5870 m² research square, and 5960 m² technical facilities)
waiting for financing
The DNU Group of Consultants
Rambøll Danmark A/S, Alectia A/S, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma A/S
C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Cubo Arkitekter A/S
Schønherr Landskab A/S
- 1. prize in international competition. 2007
This environment will form the professional dynamo and hub of the complex.
The most modern and technology-intensive equipment is concentrated in a Core Centre, which is flexibly equipped and thereby future-proofed.
The Core Centre enjoys a natural location at the centre of the hospital complex – by the main entrance and the hospital plaza, called the Forum. This is where the Forum complex rises up: three sculptural towers bound together by a lightweight building structure that defines and envelops the Forum plaza.
From the main entrance, an organically-shaped spiral staircase leads to the plaza space, lending character and coherence to the complex.
The Core Centre is located in two of the three towers, and in the unifying building that surrounds the plaza. The third tower contains the patient hotel, which will provide accommodation facilities for the Core Centre. The arrivals area beneath the Forum complex is housed in a separate building containing the main entrance and the hospital town's commercial areas, such as cafes and shops. The Forum is designed to resemble a section of a sphere, against which vegetation grows, thereby uniting the building and the landscape.
The Forum and the Forum complex will act as the hospital’s nexus and culmination, and at 80 m tall, it will provide a landmark on the Aarhus city skyline. Through its content and architecture, the Forum complex will become the natural icon of the New University Hospital, clearly signalling a hi-tech knowledge business.