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St Olav’s Hospital by Narud Stokke Wiig Architects

Like the Medisch Centrum Rijnmond-Zuid, this inner-city hospital resists the centrifugal force of much recent planning.

Indeed, both this winning entry for an international competition and the runner up by Edward Cullinan Architects were explicitly concerned with urban integration. In the winning design the hospital was envisaged as a typologically indistinguishable quarter of the city, its departments occupying an extension of Trondheim’s general street grid. In realisation there has necessarily been some departure from this principle, but much of the idea − six clinical blocks, each pierced by a landscaped central area and linked by first floor bridges − has translated into reality.

Read the full hospital typology here

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St Olav’s Hospital

Trondheim, Norway
2009: 31,000m2

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