Østfold Regional Hospital

Project information

  1. Location Kalnes‚ Norway

Project details

  1. Year2002
  2. StatusCompetition
  3. Partners Schmidt Hammer Lassen
  4. Client Helse Sør-Øst
  5. Scope Hospital planning and design
    Masterplanning

Full circle health

The ingenious design of our competition entry for the new regional hospital in Østfold created a new typology for a fully equipped hospital.

The concept featured a circular building housing bedrooms and offices floating atop a treatment and care "village”, designed for possible expansion in three directions. This created a great flow in the hospital, opening up a traditionally closed structure and making it more visibly intuitive.

Concept development

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Function junctions

The circular building and village are tied together via twelve giant structural columns, or joints, that double as junctions in which all services are located.