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.
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.”
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.
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.
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