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New Bispebjerg Hospital Building, Denmark – Shortlisted Architects

21 Jun 2012

New Bispebjerg Hospital + Psychiatry

BDP wins the International Masterplan Competition for Bispebjerg Hospital

Design: BDP, UK

British BDP has been appointed the winner of the masterplan competition for the New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg in the northern part of Copenhagen, Denmark. The winning project divides the site into four quarters with a green park in the centre and allows space for the beautiful, heritage-listed pavilions and green gardens.

New Bispebjerg Hospital Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen
images from Bispebjerg Hospital (BH)

After much anticipation, the winner of the masterplan for the New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg has been found: British BDP takes home the prize together with Danish architects TKT and Rambøll Danmark.

“The winning proposal has been selected because it plans the hospital as a city with four differ-ent quarters, each with its own distinctive character. Because the green and recreational areas are an important part of the plan. And because a simple and consistent traffic solution ensures calm, accessibility and orientation within the site,” states Regional Councillor Lars Gaardhøj (S), who is chairman of the project’s political reference group.

Respect for the Existing Bispebjerg

The winning project divides the area into four quarters with individual, defined identities: The general hospital quarter in the northern part towards Tuborgvej, the psychiatric quarter in the north-eastern part, the historic quarter with administration, research and laboratories in the southern, heritage-listed part and a green park quarter with a central entrance area in the middle.

”An important part of the task was to establish settings for the new hospital, which respect the heritage-listed pavilions by Martin Nyrop. This challenge has been solved by ensuring distance to the old buildings, thereby creating space for many green areas. This honors the natural sce-nic Bispebjerg, as we know it today,” Lars Gaardhøj explains.

A Hospital with a Green Heart

As a surprising feature, the winning project places the general hospital entrance area in the middle as a large, green pulsating heart. From here staff, patients and visitors gather and dis-tribute into the different quarters of the hospital.

”Much has been done to maintain and improve the green areas, providing both patients and staff easy access. The choices in the master plan ensure a green environment and a peaceful, urban feel to both the general hospital and the psychiatric facility,” states Claes Brylle Hallqvist, Vice Director of Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, who is in charge of the construction project.

Today, the recreational areas are an integrated part of the daily lives of patients, staff and neighbours. The green vibe of the project and the calmness of the area have been secured for the future through a well-planned traffic solution with one-way roads and central parking facili-ties. As a result of this, the winning project solves the existing parking challenges of an unnec-essary traffic of drivers searching for a place to park.

Brings Together the Psychiatric Hospital

Another advantage of the winning project is that the psychiatric facility has successfully been situated in the north-eastern part of the site. This solution is an alternative to the suggested division of the facility in the eastern and southern parts of the site as it was proposed in the Competition Brief. This gives better coherence for patients and staff within the psychiatric facility and makes construction easier as the general hospital and psychiatric facility will not interfere with each other.

”The possibility of building and completing the new Joint Emergency Ward at an early stage of the construction period, allows us to provide new settings for the acute patients quickly. And the development can take place while the hospital is fully operational,” says Claes Brylle Hallqvist states.

The winner of the masterplan competition is British BDP together with Danish architects TKT and Rambøll Danmark.

New Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen images / information from Bispebjerg Hospital

BDP Architects

12 Mar 2012

New Bispebjerg Hospital + Psychiatry Building

Two teams left in the battle for the New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg

Drees & Sommer Nordic A/S, DK

It has been a close call. Two master plan proposals have gained distinction by – in strong master concepts – presenting visionary and solid settings for the development of the Bispebjerg Hospital site. Therefore, they continue in the competition of developing a Master Plan for the New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg.

British BDP and Danish Drees & Sommer Nordic are leaders of the two teams, which have won the first phase in the Master Plan competition for the New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg. Six of the eight teams, who all have submitted their Master Plan proposals, have therefore been cut.

Hospital Bispebjerg – proposal by Drees & Sommer Nordic
The proposal of Danish Drees & Sommer Nordic is a good example of how the experience of both landscape and urbanism can be developed:
Bispebjerg Hospital
image from BH

Hospital Bispebjerg – proposal by BDP
The proposal of British BDP, the historic buildings are incorporated naturally with their own identity in the beautifully balanced disposition:
Bispebjerg Hospital
image from BH

The Master Plan shall, among others, describe how the different functions of the general hospital and the psychiatric facility should be placed in regards to their internal relations, how one enters the hospital site, how the traffic is managed, where to park ones car, how the logistics is managed and partially how the buildings should look.

Flexible clinical structure
“The two proposals are the ones, who best reach into the future in a visionary way. They have the most flexible clinical structure by introducing respectively a landscape guiding concept and a structural urban net. We have prioritized the holistic and structuring system. They are both flexible and adaptable,” states the chairman of the jury, Lars Gaardhøj (S), Regional Councillor and chairman of the projects’ political reference group.

It has been eight very strong proposals, so the selection has been difficult, explains Hospital CEO, Janne Elsborg from Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals:

“It has been challenging for the participants to both establish openness towards the city, cohesiveness with the historic buildings as well as an effective and future oriented general hospital and psychiatric facility. This the two winning teams have solved best.”

Two very different proposals
The two selected proposals are very different from each other, and stand out from the other proposals by emphasizing the big qualities for the outdoor areas that can exist in keeping a distance to the historic buildings.

“Both proposals present interesting, functional links between hospital and city by integrating outgoing functions and research. Furthermore, the park is made accessible and is strengthened as a resource for both the hospital and the neighbourhood,” states Janne Elsborg.

Hospital Bispebjerg:
Bispebjerg Hospital
photograph : JW Luftfoto

Martin Lund, CEO of the Mental Health Services of the Capital Region explains:
“It has been crucial to select the proposals, in which the general hospital and the psychiatric facility have equally good possibilities. One of the two proposals has fulfilled our wishes in a professionally good and elegant way, whereas the other proposal challenges our original mindset and has brought together the psychiatric bed wards, which presents some very interesting possibilities.”

The winner will be announced in June 2012.

The two winning teams will now enter into dialogue with the project organization and will thereafter continue work of their proposals until beginning of May 2012. The final winner will be found in June. Hereafter the Master Plan will form the basis of the Copenhagen Municipality’s work on a local plan for the area.

All eight Master Plan proposals will be displayed in the lobby of Building no. 60 at Bispebjerg Hospital, starting from Monday the 12th of March. After Easter, the exhibition will move to Frederiksberg Hospital.

New Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen images / information from BH


11 Nov 2011

New Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen Design

Massive international interest for the New Bispebjerg

Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen:
New Bispebjerg Hospital
photo : Claus Peuckert

The eight teams selected to enter in the master plan competition for the New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg

Arkitema K/S, DK
Atkins Danmark A/S, DK
Brunet-Saunier Architecture, FR + Agence Ter, FR
Cubo Arkitekter A/S, DK
Drees & Sommer Nordic A/S, DK
Mecanoo, NL
VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, NL + OKRA landscape architects, NL

New Bispebjerg Hospital Building : background information on the competition

New Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen images / information from BH

New Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen : Accidents & Emergencies Building, 19 Feb 2014

Website: Bispebjerg Hospital Masterplan

Location: Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Hospital Extension, Kolding, South Jutland, western Denmark
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photo © Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Hospital Extension in Kolding

Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Sjælland
Henning Larsen Architects
Herlev Hospital
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Herlev Hospital

Hospital DNV, Sjælland
Design: CuraVita
Hospital DNV
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DNV Hospital Denmark

Aarhus New University Hospital, Jutland
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Aarhus University Hospital Building
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Aarhus University Hospital Building

Djursland Hospice, Jutland
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Djursland Hospice building
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Djursland Hospice Building

Kolding Hospital Building, Jutland
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Kolding Hospital Building
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Kolding Healthcare Building

Psychiatric Hospital, Helsingør, Sjælland
Helsingør Healthcare Building
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Helsingør Hospital Building

Gentofte Hospital Building

Nørrebro Health Center

Website: Bispebjerg Hospital Copenhagen

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Danish Design Award building
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