Three architects selected to provide masterplan for Bispebjerg Hospital in Denmark

24 June 2012 (Last Updated June 24th, 2012 18:30)

Building Design Partnership (BDP), together with Danish architects TKT and Ramboll Danmark, has won a competition to provide the masterplan for the new Bispebjerg Hospital in northern Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bispebjerg Hospital in Denmark

Building Design Partnership (BDP), together with Danish architects TKT and Ramboll Danmark, has won a competition to provide the masterplan for the new Bispebjerg Hospital in northern Copenhagen, Denmark.

The site will be divided into four quarters, with the general hospital quarter to be built in the northern part towards Tuborgvej and the psychiatric quarter located in the north-eastern part.

In the heritage-listed southern part, the historic quarter will be built to house administration, research and laboratory spaces, while a green park quarter will be located at the project’s centre.

The general hospital’s entrance area will be located in the middle of a large green park.

The project’s political reference group chairman and regional councillor Lars Gaardhoj said the winning proposal has been selected because it plans the hospital as a city with four different quarters, each with its own character.

"Green and recreational areas are an important part of the plan," Gaardhoj said.

The design will comprise 94,000m² of new buildings and the renovation of a further 64,000m² on a 26ha plot.

A series of landscape ribbons running throughout the site from east to west will connect into the existing urban grain of the surrounding buildings, according to BDP.

Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals vice director Claes Brylle Hallqvist, who is in charge of construction, said much has been done to maintain and improve the green areas, providing both patients and staff easy access.

Construction is expected to commence in early 2014 and be complete by 2025.


Caption: The design will comprise 94,000m² of new buildings and the renovation of a further 64,000m² on a 26ha plot. Image: Building Design Partnership.