Østmarka Psychiatric Unit

Project information

  1. Location Trondheim‚ Norway
  2. Area4.600 m²

Project details

  1. Year2015 — 2017
  2. StatusCompleted
  3. Client Helsebygg Midt-Norge
  4. Scope Hospital and health care planning and design

Considerate conservation

The new building for acute psychiatry at Østmarka in Trondheim proved to be a twofold challenge. Given its setting in a conservation area, we concentrated our efforts on designing a concept that would allow the historical and natural characteristics of the property to strengthen the new structure.

Connection to nature

The building houses four wards with a total of 42 beds, and all patient rooms are outward facing, overlooking the natural surroundings. Lounges, interview rooms and other common areas are inward facing, allowing the patients a degree of autonomy and freedom to use the outdoor areas at their own discretion.

Concept development

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