The winners of the architect competition for the New Rigshospital were announced today.
Aarhusarkitekterne A/S will be the coordinating contractors, and with a team comprising 3XN, Grontmij, Nickl&Partner from Germany and Kirstine Jensens Tegnestue, they will be designing the new buildings which are planned for completion in 2017. "Rigshospitalet is a very special hospital, with highly specialised treatments in almost all areas; it isn't just the spearhead for the region, it's the specialist hospital, for all of Denmark. Therefore it's vital that the hospital meets the needs and wishes of the public, and that it is in constant change and renewal so that it becomes easier patients to receive ever better treatment here," said Vibeke Storm Rasmussen, Chairman of the Capital Region of Denmark. Sustainable and flexible architecture The New Rigshospital will comprise a treatment building with more than 300 new single-bed rooms, new up-to-date operating theatres, an intensive ward, outpatient departments, image diagnostics, as well as ancillary functions such as offices. In addition there will be a new patient hotel, administration facilities and a multi-story car park. "The New Rigshospital will be constructed with sustainable, modern architecture, and patient safety, hygiene, health and safety, as well as flexibility in relation to future requirements and wishes will all play an important role. The winning team have come up with a solution that makes conditions for our patients and staff even better than they are today, and it will contribute to raising the value of the highly specialised treatment offered by Rigshospitalet," said Torben Stentoft, Hospital Medical Director. Roof gardens for patients The treatment building will be zig-zag shaped, with a main passage artery and local 'alleyways' in the clinical areas. This will enable employees to move efficiently from A to B without having to disturb patients by going through their areas. There will also be roof gardens for both patients and staff. "The solution is very flexible and there'll be many benefits for the hospital. It'll have a positive effect on the working lives of nursing staff in bed areas and possibilities for service personnel to get around. Not least it'll meet patient needs for peace and simplicity," said Henrik Eriksen, who is heading the Rigshospitalet building project.
See video about the winning project here (no speak, but some text in Danish):