Aarhus University Hospital - AUH

 Aarhus University Hospital - AUH. C.F. Møller. Photo: Thomas Mølvig

Client

Region Mid-Jutland

Address

Aarhus, Denmark

Size

216000 m² newbuild, 159,000 m² conversion =375,000 m², plottage: approx. 970,000 m². 797 beds, 43 dialysis seats, 80 hotel beds.

Year

2007-

Competition

1st prize in international architectural competition. 2007

The biggest hospital project in the history of Denmark, the New University Hospital in Aarhus, is being added to the existing Aarhus University Hospital in Skejby to create one overall hospital complex.

The hospital will be as big as a Danish provincial town, with the same layout as an archetypical town, with an elevated, densely built-up centre. It will also be Aarhus' largest workplace. The major hospital complex is structured as a town, with a hierarchy of quarters, streets, plazas and squares as the basis for a diverse and dynamic green urban centre, and with intuitive way-finding for its users. Systematic use of "Knowledge and Evidence-Based Design" has allowed the concept of "healing architecture" to influence the physical design of the hospital. From the design of single-bed wards, to the use of daylight and light inflows, and the design of the landscape and garden spaces. The hospital is designed to flexibly meet future requirements of technology, treatment methods and working methods.

The overall complex is divided into professional communities with their own identities. This ensures a clear structure, which has three elements: a two-storey base with treatment functions; wards above the base up to a height of four storeys; and in the middle the coming "Forum" central arrival area, where public functions are located at the foot of three multi-storey blocks.

The Emergency Centre was officially opened in February 2017 and comprises over 150,000 m² of the project's 375,000 m² in total.

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Team

Client consultant

NIRAS A/S

Engineering

Rambøll, Alectia, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniørfirma

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Cubo Arkitekter

Landscape

Schønherr Landskab

Artist

Sophia Kalkau, Hanne Nielsen & Birgit Johnsen

Collaborators, other

Lohfert & Lohfert

Awards

  • Building Better Healthcare Award - Best International Design. 2017
  • 1st prize in international architectural competition. 2007

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

High insulation values

Low energy windows

Phase changing materials

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Prefabricated components

Energy renovation

Flexibility

LED

Healthy building

Noise minimization

Natural ventilation

Certified building

Low-energy standard (2015)

References

  • 2017 AD #2, vol. 87, p.32-41
  • 2017 Speech #19, p. 182-183
  • 2017 I-Hospital & Welfare, Archiworld. p. 188-195
  • 2015 Beton, p. 8-11
  • 2015 Byggeplads.dk, #3 2015, p.84-86
  • 2015 Byggeplads.dk, #4, 15, p. 50-51
  • 2015 De Architect. oktober 2015, p.20
  • 2015 Istanbul Art News #13, p.22-23
  • 2014 Byggeplads.dk, 2014, #6, p. 74-76
  • 2013 Bygge Information #1, p. 22-23
  • 2013 Creative Diagram In Architecture, p. 112-113
  • 2012 Byggeplads.dk, #3, p. 50-54
  • 2012 Bauwelt #17, p. 20-27
  • 2011 Arkitekten #07, p. 40-49
  • 2011 Arkitekten #2, 2011
  • 2011 World Health Design, July 2011, p. 36
  • 2011 Architecture Competition Works, p. 258-263
  • 2010 DNU bygges op i database og BIM (bips, byggeri informationsteknologi produktivitet samarbejde)
  • 2010 Urbanisma and architecture #70, p. 82-103
  • 2009 Beton #2, p. 10-13
  • 2008 Health Estate Journal
  • 2008 Slovensko Reality, #5, p. 62

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