Stavanger University Hospital won the Large Project Building Design category of the 2018 AEC Excellence Awards!
Four main buildings surround internal courtyards connected by a ring of glass bridges emphasising the connection to nature and natural daylight for enhanced patient recovery.
The layout is standardised to a high extent for flexible use, patient safety and adaptability, allowing a giant lego-like construction with a combination of modular and panelised components assembled both on and off site.
The right site
After thorough feasibility studies, Ullandhaug has been chosen as the right location for a new hospital in Stavanger, partly because of its proximity to the University.
Three potential locations were under consideration. Nordic, Aart, SLA and COWI delivered feasibility studies for potential hospitals at Ullandhaug, Stokka and Vaaland.
Sandnes/Stokka is located in a conservation area for agriculture, nature and recreation, and any development here must be sensitive towards the surroundings.
Våland is relatively small plot, which implies a compact solution. This site is associated with the existing hospital close to Stavanger city centre.