Akershus University Hospital (New Ahus)

 Akershus University Hospital (New Ahus). C.F. Møller. Photo: Torben Eskerod

Client

Helse Sør-Øst RHF

Address

Nordbyhagen, Norway

Size

137000 m² (118,000 m² new building, 19,000 m² rebuilding, 133,000 m² hospital area and 10,000 m² laboratories ) - 565 beds

Year

2000-2014, 2014-2015

Competition

1st prize in international competition. 2000

The Akershus University Hospital is not a traditional institution building; it is a friendly, informal place with open and comprehensible surroundings oriented towards the patients and their relatives.

The hospital's various departments all differ in their dimensions, form and expression. The wards have one kind of architectural expression, while the treatment departments have another, and the children's clinic has an expression all its own. This helps to create a varied visual experience, while at the same time making it easy to find your way around.

The design of the complex reveals the influence of the high priority given to daylight for all workplaces, views of the surrounding landscape, and contact with the outside environment. A glass-covered main thoroughfare, in which wood is the dominating material, links the various buildings and functions. This glass street forms the hospital's main arterial route, and is structured as a series of open spaces of differing character, offering various functions such as kiosk, pharmacy, hairdresser, church and café.

The short distances between the functions, the clear organisation and the modern technology give the staff more time for their patients.

The extension of the hospital’s emergencies department was completed in 2014. Work on Akershus University Hospital will continue with a number of refurbishments and extensions throughout the period of the framework agreement, which lasts until 2015.

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Team

Construction

NCC Norge

Engineering

Multiconsult AS, SWECO AS, Hjellnes COWI AS/, Interconsult ASA

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

Bjørbekk & Lindheim AS, Schønherr Landskab A/S

Artist

Troels Wörsel, Gunilla Klingberg, Mari Slaattelid, Knut Henrik Henriksen, Jan Christensen, Tony Cragg, Birgir Andrésson, Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund, Julie Nord, Per Sundberg, Vesa Honkonen, Janna Thöle-Juul, Kristine Halmrast, Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass

Awards

  • European Healthcare Design 2016 Awards - highly commended. 2016
  • Design & Health International Academy Award, winner best international health project over 40.000 m². 2015
  • Best International Design - Building Better Healthcare Award. 2009
  • 1st prize in international competition. 2000

Energy and sustainability

Daylight

Ventilation

Energy efficient design

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Flexibility

Healthy building

Natural ventilation

References

  • 2018 Hospitals - a design manual, p. 196-199
  • 2017 AD #2, vol. 87, p.32-41
  • 2017 Umran Magazine vol. 17, #62, p.1, 35-43
  • 2016 Dagens Byggeri #395, p. 18
  • 2015 Dagens Byggeri, # 388, p. 18
  • 2014 A new golden age NORDIC architecture & design, p. 48-51
  • 2014 Hospital Design + 1, p.104-107
  • 2014 Restoratiivisen ympäristön suunnittelu, p. 17
  • 2013 Twentyfirst #01, p. 82
  • 2013 Ottagono, #256, p. 136-139
  • 2013 Contemporary Danish Architecture, p. 71
  • 2013 Sustainable & Green Building, 3, p. 146-163
  • 2012 C3, #336, p. 38-43
  • 2012 Ottagono #192, p. 13-16
  • 2012 Architecture Report, p. 262
  • 2012 Hospital Architecture, p. 92-95
  • 2012 World Green Buildings, p. 88-95
  • 2011 Arhitext #217, p. 74-77
  • 2011 Puls 02, Medical/Wohnen im Alter, p. 36-39
  • 2010 Arkitekten, p. 82
  • 2010 Byggeri+Arkitektur, #35, p. 30
  • 2010 [ark] The StoJournal for Architects 04, p. 21
  • 2010 Interior Public space #12, p. 142-147
  • 2010 NHS Design Champion News, March
  • 2010 Urbanism and architecture #70, p. 82-103
  • 2010 Omni #7 Hospital (Archiworld) p. 38-47
  • 2009 byggeplads.dk #3, p. 20-21
  • 2009 Tidsskrift for Dansk Sundhedsvæsen #4, Klavs Hyttel: Fleksibilitet og standardisering er altafgørende.
  • 2009 Monocle #21 vol. 3, p. 109-113
  • 2009 Taiwan Architect #4 (412), p. 30-31
  • 2009 Tecnica Ospedaliera #10, p. 38-44
  • 2008 Byggeri #8, p. 30
  • 2008 Glass & Fasade, p. 17-20
  • 2008 More than meets the eye - about the art in Nye Ahus
  • 2007 Byggenytt #9, Tema: Nye Ahus
  • 2006 Arkfokus #3, p. 4-5
  • 2006 Global Danish Architecture #1, p. 174-175
  • 2005 Tidsskrift for Dansk Sundhedsvæsen, #1, p. 8-10
  • 2005 HMT (Helse, Medisin, Teknikk) #5 Tema: Nye Ahus
  • 2004 C.F. Møller: Samfund og Menneske

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