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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to Design Hospital in Kolding, Denmark
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 |

Danish practice schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design the new master plan and extension of Kolding Hospital in Denmark. The 32,000 m2 extension with a bed ward, an emergency ward and a new main entrance has been designed together with NIRAS, CREO, Balslev and GBL.

Compeition-winning design for the new master plan and extension of Kolding Hospital, Denmark by schmidt hammer lassen architects together with NIRAS, CREO, Balslev and GBL

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Compeition-winning design for the new master plan and extension of Kolding Hospital, Denmark by schmidt hammer lassen architects together with NIRAS, CREO, Balslev and GBL

"Our architectural practice is new to the hospital sector, which may prove to be an advantage", said Partner Kim Holst Jensen. He continues: "We have entered this new field of practice with a great deal of respect and curiosity. In a winning collaboration with the rest of the team, this proposal shows that our architectural ambitions and our holistic approach also have an eligibility in relation to hospitals."

Aerial view

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Aerial view

“Our architectural practice is new to the hospital sector, which may prove to be an advantage”, said Partner Kim Holst Jensen. He continues: “We have entered this new field of practice with a great deal of respect and curiosity. In a winning collaboration with the rest of the team, this proposal shows that our architectural ambitions and our holistic approach also have an eligibility in relation to hospitals.”

Entrance

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Entrance

“The master plan emphasises the potential of the landscape of Kolding River Valley by continuing the orthogonal building structure while allowing the nature and greenery to penetrate the buildings,” explained Kasper Frandsen, Associate Partner at schmidt hammer lassen architects. “By situating the new bed ward on top of the existing building, we take full advantage of the beautiful view of the surrounding forest, and we outline the future developments of the hospital.”

At schmidt hammer lassen architects architecture is first and foremost designed for humans. By focusing on sensuality and presence, and with respect for the systems and the structures every hospital consists of, the ambition is to create architectural solutions that meet the needs of patients, relatives and staff while maintaining focus on human beings.

Site plan

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Site plan

Though Kolding Hospital is the first hospital project for schmidt hammer lassen architects, the practice is pursuing other possibilities in the field. Currently, the practice is finishing another hospital competition with a proposal for the new Herlev Hospital. 

The extension of Kolding Hospital has a construction sum of approx € 77 million and is expected to be completed in 2014.

Diagram of the proposed extension

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Diagram of the proposed extension

Project Facts:

Architect: schmidt hammer lassen architects, CREO

Full-service consultant: NIRAS

Engineer: NIRAS, Balslev

Landscape architect: GBL

Client: Region Syddanmark

Area: 32,000 m2 new built

Construction sum: € 77 million excl. VAT

Competition: 2010, 1st prize in restricted advisor competition

Status: Completion 2014



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