Copenhagen University Hospital’s new children’s hospital
‘BørneRiget’ is intended to be a playful and healing environment, with the layout of the building made up of two hands, fingers and a heart in the middle. The soft organic forms of the new children’s hospital contrast with the right angles in the rest of the University Hospital.
Children live and learn through play – even when they are ill. That is why the design work is based on healing architecture, which is not only functional but also allows for play and creative expression and makes the hospital better suited to children’s needs.
The project focuses strongly on ensuring that the children and their families who come to BørneRiget feel comfortable and welcome. This includes establishing private zones and several types of public area, so individuals can choose how much they want to be with others.
At the end of each ‘finger’ of the building there will be a double-height atrium with winter gardens to provide a green breathing space.
Copenhagen University Hospital
ARKITEMA’S SERVICES: Arkitema provided architectural consultancy in the design and detailed planning phases.
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