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Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT

Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT

© Quintin Lake © Quintin Lake © Thomas Ibsen © Thomas Ibsen + 33

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project EFFEKT
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013
  • Photographer Created with Sketch.
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Equitone, Etex Colombia, STENI, Troldtekt
  • Engineers

    Lyngkilde
  • Contractor

    Hoffmann
  • Client

    The Danish Cancer Society
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© Quintin Lake
© Quintin Lake

Text description provided by the architects. Livsrum is EFFEKTs 1. prize project in the competition for a new cancer counseling center at Næstved hospital in Denmark in collaboration with Hoffmann and Lyngkilde. The center is designed as a cluster of seven small houses around two green outdoor spaces. Each house has its own specific function and together they form a coherent sequence of different spaces and functions such as a library, kitchen, conversation rooms, lounge, shops, gym, and wellness facilities. 

Sections
Sections


The house offers a wide range of different rooms for informal advice, therapy and interaction with a focus on the users' comfort and wellbeing. A varying roof height and materials used means that the building will have its own unique architectural character that clearly distinguishes it from the surrounding hospital buildings. With the location of the cancer counseling centre close to the hospital's cancer ward, it is set for a closer collaboration between hospital staff and the Danish Cancer Society.  

© Thomas Ibsen
© Thomas Ibsen



Construction is scheduled to begin in August 2012. Already in the spring of 2013 the Danish Cancer Society staff and volunteers in Næstved expects to offer cancer patients and caregivers a warm welcome in the new cancer counseling center.

Axonometric
Axonometric


Hans Peter Svendler, director of Realdania explains,
"The winning project shows a very compelling vision of how a counseling centre can be arranged and we look forward to seeing the finished house."

Courtesy of EFFEKT
Courtesy of EFFEKT


Experts from the jury’s report read:  "It's a compelling simple and logical plan composition with fine spatial experiences in the movement around the inner courtyards and the centre’s in-house facilities.”.

Courtesy of EFFEKT
Courtesy of EFFEKT

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Address: Næstvedgade, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cite: "Livsrum - Cancer Counseling Center / EFFEKT" 08 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/464296/livsrum-cancer-counseling-center-effekt/> ISSN 0719-8884
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