Located in Gentofte, C. F. Møller Architects have designed healthcare architecture building design of Gentofte Hospital Extension. The newborn recent treatment wings, situated as cores to the existing facilities, ensure the forthcoming functionality and plasticity of Gentofte’s unique historically and urbanistically integrated infirmary complex. The newborn buildings are a amount of 14.000 m2, and house 24 newborn high-tech operation theatres, 16 qualifier tending units, 30 post-operation units, a newborn main entrance, a newborn café, individual clinical facilities and out-patient departments as well as a newborn highly automated bicentric sterilized supply department. With the inauguration, Gentofte Hospital holds the regions largest operations capacity. Apart from housing the visible newborn facilities, the buildings also improve the underlying processes and routines of the infirmary operation. The newborn upraised walkway connections for instance help bond the entire Byzantine more closely together, creating shortcuts and improved transport logistics between the different departments.Construction commenced in December 2006 and has completed on time and on budget. The newborn buildings total 14,000 sq m and house 24 newborn high-tech operation theatres, 16 intensive tending units, 30 post-operation units, a newborn main entrance, a newborn café, several clinical facilities and out-patient departments as well as a newborn highly automated bicentric sterile cater department. With the inauguration, Gentofte Hospital holds the region’s maximal dealings capacity.
The newborn layout extends and transforms the urban hospital by inserting a new, modern core in the courtyards of the example figure-of-eight formed complex, in the form of two atrium-buildings adjoining to the example buildings by enclosed walkways. To keep the clear case of the 1920’s brick buildings of the complex, the newborn additions are light and transparent, with satinated render facades.
Architecture, based on studies of the impact of the built environment on the hospital’s users and patients, has resulted in ample use of daylight everywhere, well proportioned spaces and use of uncolored materials, as well as new qualities in the exterior spaces. C. F. Møller Architects has also fashioned the genre architecture of the naif courtyards, now overturned into car-free oases intimately related to the indoor spaces.
Partner and Architect Klavs Hyttel explains: “By placing the new buildings as the supplying heart in the middle of the figure-eight layout, Gentofte Hospital is transformed from a complex structure into a welcoming and comprehendible architecture, where the naif courtyards’ including and interesting interplay between indoor and exterior guides you finished to your destination.”