The main drivers in the design of this enormous complex were the desires to integrate it with its parkland setting and to break it down to a human scale.
The architect has achieved this through the creation of five interconnected blocks, which can act as self-sufficient modules and are arranged around courtyards with individual characters. This complex follows the contemplative model of healing, treating the hospital as a place for recovery and peace, with a certain deliberate withdrawal from the hurly burly of the city. The homogeneous facades provide a sense of harmony, while appearing different when seen from varying angles.
AZ Groeninge Hospital
Other Case Studies
St Olav’s Hospital, Narud Stokke Wiig Architects
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Bonell & Gill Arquitectes
Centre Hospitalier Louis-Daniel Beauperthuy, SCAU
Medisch Centrum Rijnmond-Zuid, Wiegerinck Architecten
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Riviera-Chablais Hospital, Groupe-6
QEII Hospital, Penoyre & Prasad
Welwyn Garden City, Herts, UK
Livsrum Cancer Hospital, Effekt Architecture with Hoffmann and Lyngkilde