New Danish hospital wins award in Cannes
16 March 2015
New North Zealand Hospital won the People’s Choice Award at MIPIM, the world's largest real estate expo, for setting new standards in healthcare design and delivery.
The New North Zealand Hospital won the prestigious MIPIM award Best Futura Mega Project for setting new standards in healthcare design and delivery.
With 24 medical specialties, the hospital will become the acute hospital for 310,000 citizens, performing about 500,000 ambulatory treatments annually, and become the workplace of 4,000 employees. The hospital will have a total floor area of 124,000 m2 and 662 single-bed units.
The building’s soft four-leaf clover shape connects the hospital’s many functions and ensures efficient workflows as well as a nice atmosphere. To support patient recovery, all hospital wards will have a view over the central green garden or of the surrounding landscape.
“The award is a huge recognition of the New North Hospital Zealand – both for the team working on the hospital, and especially for the patients and staff who will continue to be central for the development of the new hospital”, said Project Director Henrik Schødts at the award ceremony in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
DKK 41.4bn government investments in new hospitals
The new hospital, which is scheduled to be ready in 2020, is part of a new urban development area close to the City of Hillerød which will also include a new train station.
The Danish government has allocated DKK 3.8bn for the construction of the New Hospital North Zealand, of which DKK 735m is reserved for the procurement of medical IT equipment. Towards 2022, Denmark will invest around DKK 41.4bn in building and renovating 16 hospitals.
About the architects
The New North Hospital Zealand is designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and the Danish firm Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.
Herzog and de Meuron is the architect of Beijing’s national stadium the Bird's Nest, Tate Modern in London and the Allianz Arena in Munich. Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects is the architect of Copenhagen Airport, Biogen and the Danish Broadcasting City (DR-byen).