Henning Larsen Architects is among the three Danish architectural companies that have been shortlisted in the first competition round for an extension of Glostrup Hospital in Copenhagen.
The design proposal of Henning Larsen features a neuro-rehabilitation centre with a domestic atmosphere and several recreational outdoor spaces.
Henning Larsen said that its proposal aims to establish a visual connection between the patient rooms and the surrounding landscape.
The new 21,000m² building proposes to centralise all of the hospital’s neuro-rehabilitation activities, increase space and enhance conditions for rehabilitation.
After completion, the building will feature 103 bedrooms, an outpatient department and training facilities for patients.
Reacting to Henning Larsen proposal the jury said in their assessment that the discrete appearance of the project takes into considerations of the need of the neuro-rehabilitation centre which will differentiate itself from the existing architecture of the Glostrup Hospital, and still meet the patients’ needs on various levels.
"The landscape architecture is of high quality and the main principles of the building floors are strong in relation to the central needs of the users. Further, the design of the patient rooms is the most convincing among all of the projects," the jury said.
The €90m building is expected to be completed in 2018, while the winning team will be revealed in December 2013.
Henning Larsen said it has collaborated with a number of sub-consultants on the proposal, including SLA, SINTEF Teknologi og Samfunn, Lohfert og Lohfert and Buro Happold.
Image: Henning Larsen proposal features a neuro-rehabilitation centre and recreational outdoor spaces. Photo: courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects.