Vendsyssel Hospital in Jutland by C. F. Møller

Refurbishment Extension of Vendsyssel Hospital, Health Building, Denmark, Architect

Vendsyssel Hospital in Jutland

Hjørring Building, Jutland, Denmark – design by C. F. Møller Architects

6 May 2014

Vendsyssel Hospital in Jutland Building

Location: Hjørring, Denmark

Architects: Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller

The competition-winning design for the extension and refurbishment of the Vendsyssel Hospital seeks to enhance the overarching architectonic identity of the hospital and to inter-grate buildings and landscapes in various ways, including a rooftop children’s oasis.

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The task includes construction of a new treatment facility (covering about 14,000 m2), a mother and child unit and the overall planning of the extension and refurbishment of the Vendsyssel Hospital site including existing buildings.

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The design of the new wings creates an enclosed form surrounding large, well-lit courtyards. The structure is transparent; a circulation loop connects the individual treatment areas and allows for flexibility and overlaps between neighbouring functions. The result is a logical, self-explanatory structure. There are efficient and highly functional links making it easy to find your way around the building.

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The clear-cut yet distinctive architecture features sterling materials, in combination with a strong emphasis on landscape, including a series of outdoor spaces with integrated planting, paving and stormwater handling, successfully exploiting every opportunity to create healing architecture. One special characteristic of the building is the layout of the third-floor paediatric unit, which includes a bright and children-friendly interior design, and an enclosed and protected playground, resembling a green oasis, on the roof.

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The panel of judges stated: “The overall ethos of the design was best of all those received. The courtyards, both the internal ones and those that form connections between the buildings, are ideal. The secluded outdoor areas on the third floor, which have excellent views and plenty of natural sunlight, are convincing features which underpin the desire for the architecture to become part of the healing aspect of patients’ treatment. (…) The choice of dark bricks on both lower floors and the elegant design of the third floor / roof garden with airy glass façades and an espalier made of metal profiles creates an elegant interplay of proportions and materials, coordinating perfectly with the Medical Unit and other buildings. The design proposal set a convincing tone and character for the future development of new and existing buildings alike.”

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The new buildings will be low-energy class 2020 (by Danish Building Codes), which signifies a primary energy demand of less than 25 kWh/m², and are expected to be certified in accordance with Green Building Council Denmark’s DGNB-DK Silver. The new complex is planned for completion in early 2019.

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Vendsyssel Hospital in Jutland – Building Information

Client: Region Nordjylland
Address: Hjørring, Denmark
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape architect: C.F. Møller Landscape
Engineering: MOE
Size: 14.000 m2 (new-built), ca. 11.000 m2 (renovation)
Year: 2014-2019
Awards: 1st. Prize in Architectural Competition 2014

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Vendsyssel Hospital in Jutland – images / information from Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller 2008

C. F. Møller Architects

Location: Hjørring, Denmark

Architecture in Denmark

Danish Architecture Designs – chronological list

Danish Hospital Buildings

Hospital Buildings

Danish Hospital Buildings – Selection

Aarhus New University Hospital
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Aarhus University Hospital
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Aarhus New University Hospital

Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen
Henning Larsen Architects
Herlev Hospital
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Herlev Hospital

Djursland Hospice, Jutland
Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
Djursland Hospice building
image from architect
Djursland Hospice Building

Kolding Hospital Building, Jutland
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Kolding Hospital Building
image from architect
Kolding Hospital Building

Psychiatric Hospital, Helsingør
Helsingør Hospital Building
image from architect
Helsingør Hospital Building

Danish Architecture

Another Danish building by C. F. Møller:

Aarhus Concert Hall
Aarhus Concert Hall
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Danish Architect Offices

Danish Hospital Building in Gentofte

Århus tower – docklands building
UNStudio & 3XN Architects

Aarhus Arkitektur by Julien De Smedt Architects

Aarhus Harbour architect : UNStudio

Aarhus Harbour architect : 3XN

Denmark Architecture – Selection

GeoCenter Møns Klint
Design: PLH arkitekter

Danfoss Universe, Als
Design: J. MAYER H.

Aarhus Harbour Buildings : Further Information

Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller are based in Århus, Danmark

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