Østmarka Psychiatric Unit

Project information

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

Project details

  1. Year2015 — 2017
  2. StatusUnder development
  3. Client Helsebygg Midt-Norge
  4. Scope Hospital planning and design
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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.


It all becomes real

The new building fits perfectly into the natural surroundings

06 Oct 2016

Raw structure in green environment

26 May 2016

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Concept development

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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. 

Interior sketches

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