New North Zealand Hospital Scoops MIPIM award

18. März 2015
The New North Zealand Hospital scoops the Futura Mega Project of the year Award at the MIPIM Awards that honour the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built, around the world.

Ramboll are proud to be the named engineering services and project management consultant for this project that is marked for completion in 2020. New North Zealand Hospital is a pioneering new £400 million hospital project in the region North of Copenhagen, Denmark will span over 128,000sqm, serve over 310,000 people and will hold nearly 700 beds.

This pioneering hospital, designed by the Architectural consortium of Herzog & de Meuron/Vilhelm Lauritzen Arkitekter, is envisioned as a pavilion set within the forest, bringing together all the hospital’s necessary functions within one clover-shaped structure. Completely led by best practice in patient care the low-rise building reaches out horizontally into the landscape, surrounded by trees and native plantation. Unlike many large scale hospitals, the inviting and welcoming facility maintains a human scale throughout, arranged around an expansive and secure roof garden sitting above the main diagnosis and treatment floors.

The hospital has innovative new design forms that are flexible enough to accommodate technology yet to be invented and handle epidemics yet to be unleashed, with a pre-fabricated ward block concept with demountable walls and regular span floor plates, which also ensure straightforward construction processes. A focus on automated logistics demonstrates the use of new technology, with the introduction of self-driving Automatics Goods Vehicle (AGV’s) to distribute goods, food and waste from a purpose designed service village. Electronically tagged beds will even automatically be delivered to a central bed washing facility after each patient use, as means of reducing staff pressures with core focus on delivering patient care. Off-site pre-fabrication overcomes complex issues in enabling beta-testing of new innovation, to make sure the design delivers to the client’s exacting requirements, and provides a blueprint for the future of healthcare. 

 “This is a very unique concept and one that I believe will inspire others around the world when designing hospitals in the future. We are both proud and delighted to be involved.” Lars Ostenfeld Riemann, Ramboll Group Buildings Director.

 “…its soft, flowing form binds the many components of the hospital. It is a low building that fosters exchange between staff and patients, and it has a human scale despite its very large size.” Herzog & de Meuron