Radboudumc main building Nijmegen, Dutch healthcare facility by EGM architects, Holland design project photos
Radboudumc main building Nijmegen
21 June 2023
Design: EGM architects
Radboudumc Main Building wins European Healthcare Design Award
European architectural award for healthcare environments awarded to Radboudumc’s new Main Building.
Photos © Scagliola Brakkee
Radboudumc main building Nijmegen Design
London / Dordrecht (NL), June 2023 – On 13 June, the Main building of the Radboudumc designed by EGM architects was elected category winner ‘Healthcare Design’. This happened during the festive ceremony of the European Healthcare Design Awards in London.
The prize is Europe’s leading architectural award for healthcare environments and is awarded to an outstanding project that demonstrates a high degree of sustainability, provides maximum care and promotes the well-being and comfort of staff, patients and their families. Jury chair Kate Copeland (Chair Australian Health Design Council) presented the award during the three-day conference in London.
The new main building at Radboudumc offers a friendly and warm welcome. The completion of the building brings to an end the transition to a new healthcare campus after more than 30 years. In the 11-storey building – with about 46,000 m² of floor space, plenty of daylight and views of the surroundings – a green and salubrious environment has been created. Interacting, working together and sharing expertise are the key qualities. This is where the mission of Radboudumc comes to life: Leading the way in shaping health and healthcare of the future by renewing and innovating, in a person-centred way and by collaborating in networks.
Always bright, always views
Plenty of daylight, views of courtyard gardens from everywhere, and striking through views make every space pleasant. Working and recovering in natural lighting conditions – all day long – supports the biorhythm and is crucial for physical and mental recovery. Mature trees and green plants bring nature indoors. Stepped outpatient clinics, reception areas and the restaurant are located behind a glass facade, which smoothly transitions into a glazed roof. That makes nature both visible and tangible.
Most sustainable hospital in Western Europe
The Main building is the first university medical centre in the Netherlands to be awarded the BREEAM Excellent certificate. On top of that, it achieved the highest score of all hospitals. Bertine Lahuis, CEO Radboudumc “I’m proud that this is the most sustainable university medical centre in western Europe. And sustainable in the broadest sense of the word, which is also our most important goal: to keep care available and accessible to everybody. This building reflects that; it’s an important representation of vitality.”
European Healthcare Design Congress
The award ceremony, organised by Architects for Health and Salus, took place during the 9th edition of the European Healthcare Design Conference at the Royal College of Physicians in London. During the conference, the team of EGM architects (Willemineke Hammer) and Radboudumc (Iris Hobo, Marc Cox, Harry van Goor, Paul Grotens and Ron Janssen) jointly presented the new Main Building and the research paper ‘Less Bricks, more bites, different behavior’.
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