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February 19, 2014

Schmidt hammer prequalifies for hospital project in Denmark

February's annual meeting of the European Hotel Managers Association in Budapest provided plenty of talking points. HMI presents some of the highlights.

schmidt hammer lassen architects has prequalified to design the new €214.4m hospital for the New Hospital and Mental Health Bispebjerg project in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The architectural firm is among the seven teams that have prequalified, out of 27 Danish and international applicants.

schmidt hammer said that the 78,000m² new hospital is the biggest sub-project of the Bispebjerg scheme.

The hospital design will feature a front area, emergency ward, operating theatres, bed wards and other essential functions.

The new hospital is part of the large building project for a modern and urban New Hospital and Mental Health Bispebjerg, which will merge the Frederiksberg and Bispebjerg hospitals.

Plans will bring together the Mental Health Centre Copenhagen and the Children’s Mental Health Centre Bispebjerg.

The project is expected to take ten to twelve years be completed, and will include construction of new buildings and refurbishment of existing ones.

The competition to design the hospital begins in April and proposals from the seven teams will be submitted in August.

schmidt hammer noted that the proposals will be judged on parameters such as functionality, architecture, economics and sustainability.

One to three teams will be selected by the end of this year to participate in a second round, and a final winner will be revealed in mid 2015.

Construction on the project is planned to start in 2017.

schmidt hammer lassen architects also won a competition in June 2013 to design a 30,000m² extension of the New Hospital Hvidovre in Denmark, in collaboration with aarhus arkitekterne.

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