BIG shortlisted to design Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland in Denmark
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BIG shortlisted to design Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland in Denmark

26 Aug 2013

A team of architects comprising Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), WHR Architects and Arup have been shortlisted alongside two other design teams to participate in the second phase of the design competition for a 124,000m² hospital in Denmark.

Denmark hospital

A team of architects comprising Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), WHR Architects and Arup have been shortlisted alongside two other design teams to participate in the second phase of the design competition for a 124,000m² hospital in Denmark.

The facility, known as the Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland, is planned to be constructed to the north of Copenhagen.

The two other design teams are C. F Møller, Alectia and Ramboll; Herzog & de Meuron and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.

The three winners will now expand their proposals with Capital region until March 2014, when a winner will be selected.

Jury chairman Kirsten Lee said that the three winners represent three very different architectural interpretations.

"It provides a great starting point for the further development because it will naturally lead to a thorough elucidation of the hospital’s possible organisation and function," Lee said.

Construction of the hospital will be part of the development of a new urban area with its own train station.

The tender for the building will be issued in 2014, with construction expected to start in 2017 and complete by 2020.

BIG believes their design complements the location, characterised by shallow dips and ponds, while leaving Fredericksborg castle unobstructed, which was one of the requirements in the design brief.

The building will be similar to that of a resort and feature rooftop gardens.

The jury said, "BIG’s ideas, together with the large green spaces and green surfaces, mean that we really can talk about a healing hospital in the best possible interpretation of the concept."


Image: Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland is planned to be constructed north of Copenhagen in Denmark. Photo: Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group.