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Copenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & More

Copenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & More
Copenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & More , Bispebjerg Hospital . Image Courtesy of http://www.bispebjerghospital.dk
Bispebjerg Hospital . Image Courtesy of http://www.bispebjerghospital.dk

After choosing British firm BDP to design its masterplan (over proposals from Mecanoo and seven others), Copenhagen's Bispebjerg hospital has now announced the all-star shortlists of firms who will compete to design two of the hospital's new buildings.

The “New Hospital and Mental Health Bispebjerg” is a complex 10-12 year project involving the construction of new buildings, the preservation/renovation of listed buildings, and the mergers of the current Frederiksberg and Bispebjerg Hospitals and the Mental Health Centre Copenhagen with the Children’s Mental Health Centre Bispebjerg. All construction will occur while the hospitals remain in operation and at full capacity.

Learn more about the project - including the architects vying to design its new buildings - after the break.

Masterplan / BDP with Danish architects TKT and Rambøll Danmark 

Bispebjerg Hospital Masterplan / BDP. Image © BDP
Bispebjerg Hospital Masterplan / BDP. Image © BDP

The competition brief required that new buildings "harmonize" with each other, the site's extensive gardens, and the original 1913 pavilions (listed by the Heritage Agency of Denmark). According to the project brief, the hospital complex is meant to become "an area of health within the city of the future, a park for recreation and healthy, preventive activities for the current and future patients." 

BDP, TKT and Rambøll Danmark's winning proposal envisions the hospital as a city divided into four distinctive quarters and with a green park at the center: "The general hospital quarter [is located] in the northern part towards Tuborgvej, the mental health quarter in the north-eastern part, the historic quarter with administration, research and laboratories in the southern, heritage-listed part and a green park quarter with a central entrance area in the middle." 

Bispebjerg Hospital Masterplan / BDP. Image Courtesy of http://www.bispebjerghospital.dk
Bispebjerg Hospital Masterplan / BDP. Image Courtesy of http://www.bispebjerghospital.dk

New Mental Health Building - Shortlist Announced

Six teams have been shortlisted to design the approximately 26,900 sq ft new Psychiatry building at Bispebjerg

Three teams will be selected to continue on the the next phase by mid-2015; a winner will be selected early 2016. Construction is expected to occur from mid-2018 until the end of 2022. 

Accidents & Emergencies Building - Shortlist Announced

Seven teams have been shortlisted to design the largest of the subprojects, the 78,000 square meter Accidents & Emergencies Building (with a budget estimated at DKK 1.6 billion - about $300 million USD):

Three teams will be selected to continue on the the next phase by the end of 2014; a winner will be selected in the summer of 2015. Construction is expected to occur from 2017 to 2023/2024. 

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Copenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & More " 01 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/522286/copenhagen-hospital-draws-competition-entries-from-snohetta-mecanoo-and-more/> ISSN 0719-8884