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  6. 2015
  7. Patient Hotel / 3XN

Patient Hotel / 3XN

  • 09:00 - 25 November, 2015
Patient Hotel / 3XN
Patient Hotel / 3XN, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Juliane Maries Vej 18, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Total Advisor

    Aarhus Architects
  • Engineer

  • Landscape Architects

    Kirstine Jensen
  • Interior

    Rigshospitalet, Region H
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© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Text description provided by the architects. Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, Denmark’s leading hospital, recently inaugurated its new Patient Hotel and Administrative Building, designed by 3XN Architects. 3XN designed the 7,400m2 building as an open, supportive and comfortable environment for patients, as well as an efficient work environment for the hospital’s administrative staff. The Patient Hotel offers 74 rooms on the three lower floors, while administrative offices comprise floors three to six.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

The building appears as two stacked, juxtaposed ‘Vs’. This form establishes a clear visual separation between the two programmatic functions: patient hotel and hospital administration. The facade appears as a horizontal relief clad with light natural stone, Jura Gelb. This adds a strong character to the building while also allowing the building to shade itself. Two sky lit atria bring natural light deep into the building and function as arrival areas and gathering places for the Patient Hotel. Open staircases in both atria connect the individual floors.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

“We have designed a building with these open atria to offer good visual contact, instead of the closed corridors usually associated with hospitals,” said Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN Creative Director and Founder. “In addition, we ensured that ample daylight and warm materials and colors create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere, which serves as a comforting environment during a difficult period.”

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

All hotel rooms (approximately 20 m2 each) have a private balcony facing the adjacent park and the surrounding buildings. The hotel restaurant faces ‘Amor Park,’ offering guests and visitors the opportunity to enjoy their meals with views of the green surroundings as well.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

What is a Patient Hotel?
A patient hotel is an attractive alternative for self-sufficient patients who live far away and who need accommodation in connection to examination and treatment. The patient hotel offers tranquility, the opportunity to organize the day as you wish and to have some privacy or use public areas. For patients undergoing long-term treatment, the hotel can be a welcome break outside the clinical hospital environment. 

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

The Rigshospitalet Patient Hotel has a reception desk, staffed by nurses, as well as hotel assistants and a nutrition assistant.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

A New Sculptural Parking Garage
With its distinctive façade and lighting, a new parking garage is a vibrant sculptural addition to the Rigshospitalet compound. Situated on the border between one of Copenhagen’s biggest recreational parks, Fælledparken, and the hospital, 3XN designed the new garage as an interesting element for patients, staff and passersby.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

The façade of consists of twisted aluminum lamellas that establish a vivid expression. Inspired by its location next to Fælledparken, the twisting lamellas reference the organic structure of the trees. The project features pre-programmed exterior LED lighting, which creates different moods throughout the day and the seasons.

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Cite: "Patient Hotel / 3XN" 25 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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