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Kolding Hospital

Kolding/ Denmark

Size/ 32,000 m² new build
Cost/ € 77 million excl. VAT
Competition/ 2010, 1st prize in restricted advisor competition
Status/ Completion 2016
Client/ Region Syddanmark
Collaborating architect/ CREO
Landscape architect/ GBL
Full-service consultant/ NIRAS
Engineer/ NIRAS/ Balslev
Sustainability/ Targeting LEED Gold certification

The 32,000m2 extension of Kolding Hospital is based on a careful analysis of the surrounding landscape, the existing buildings and the infrastructural conditions. The design relocates the main entrance to the west of the existing hospital giving the space a whole new identity, visible and clear to patients and relatives. At the same time the internal flow of the hospital is maintained and reinforced, while the entire hospital will be perceived as a complete structure where buildings and nearby surroundings complement each other.

The masterplan emphasizes the landscape of the Kolding River Valley by continuing the orthogonal structures of the building complex and making room for nature.

The hospital will have a new identity and will improve arrival facilities for patients and relatives.

Our focus within this project is how quality of the architecture can contribute to the well-being of the patients and the staff alike. Our core values correspond with the principles of healing architecture.

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