Stavanger University Hospital

Project information

  1. Location Stavanger‚ Norway
  2. Area215.000 m²
  3. Construction cost8 bn NOK

Project details

  1. Year2015 — 2023
  2. StatusOn site
  3. Partners AART architects
    SLA landscape architects
  4. Client Helse Stavanger
  5. Enquiries Florian Wagnerberger
  6. Scope Hospital and health care planning and design
    Visual Group

User focused design

The new Stavanger University hospital will offer a complete range of medical services with the design team constantly focusing on the patients and employees when making design decisions.

Stavanger University Hospital won the Large Project Building Design category of the 2018 AEC Excellence Awards!

Modular delight

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.

On site march 2021
On site march 2021

Concept development

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Site considerations

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.

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Våland is rel­a­tively small plot, which im­plies a com­pact so­lu­tion. This site is as­so­ci­ated with the ex­ist­ing hos­pi­tal close to Sta­vanger city cen­tre.

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