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Three Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest Hospital

© BIG+WHR+Arup
© BIG+WHR+Arup

The full shortlist has been revealed for the second phase of an international competition to design one of Denmark’s largest hospitals in Hillerød: Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland. Competing against the BIG+WHR+Arup team to design the 124,000 square meter, north of Copenhagen, will be C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll and Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

BIG, WHR, and Arup’s proposal, seen here, prides itself on being a “healing hospital” with an abundance of green spaces and courtyards that are all deeply connected to the patient’s experience. 

© BIG+WHR+Arup
© BIG+WHR+Arup

As for C. F Møller, Alectia and Ramboll’s proposal, the jury acknowledged their “vast knowledge of hospitals” and lauded the design for its “clean functionality.”

© C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll
© C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll
© C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll
© C. F Møller+Alectia+Ramboll

Herzog and de Meuron’s and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects’ also capitalized on the surrounding nature, maximizing patient views of the outdoor landscape by positioning rooms in a circular complex, topped with a rooftop garden. 

© Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
© Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
© Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects
© Herzog and de Meuron+Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

These three teams, shortlisted from seven international submissions, will now work to refine their proposals. A winner will be announced in March 2014 and the hospital is planned for completion in 2020. 

We will continue to publish information as it becomes available. 

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "Three Teams Shortlisted to Design Denmark’s Largest Hospital" 28 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/421392/three-teams-shortlisted-to-design-denmarks-largest-hospital/>