Using the latest LEAN principles – maximising value while minimising waste – the Knowledge Centre is the first hospital building in Northern Europe to comply with Passive House standards. This reduces energy consumption by 75% compared to existing buildings in the healthcare sector.
The process itself is also setting a new standard. Through active use of BIM modelling from sketch level to construction, all parties involved have been able to interact and have their say in every step of the development process. The result is a whole new level of involvement and cooperation for such projects.
Drawing it up
The Knowledge Centre was nominated in the ‘Health’ category of both the World Architecture Festival Awards and the INSIDE Awards 2013.