BDP Wins Masterplan for Bispebjerg Hospital
BDP has won the masterplan competition for the New Hospital and New Psychiatry Bispebjerg in the northern part of Copenhagen, Denmark. BDP is appointed together with Danish architects TKT and Rambøll Danmark. This is the first time a foreign lead company has won one of the hospital competitions as part of the Danish Government Quality Funding programme which started in 2007.
More than 50 international entries were submitted to the initial competition. The winning project places the general hospital entrance area in the middle of a large, green pulsating heart. From here staff, patients and visitors gather and distribute into the different quarters of the hospital. The design also allows space for the beautiful, heritage-listed pavilions and green gardens.
Regional Councillor Lars Gaardhøj, chairman of the project’s political reference group states: “The winning proposal has been selected because it plans the hospital as a city with four different quarters, each with its own distinctive character. Because the green and recreational areas are an important part of the plan. And because a simple and consistent traffic solution ensures calm, accessibility and orientation within the site.”
Andrew Smith head of healthcare at BDP said “Danish hospital projects are in our view currently the best in the world due to their high design aspirations. And the project at Bispebjerg is a unique opportunity to develop the parkland site whilst respecting and learning from the original patient centered designs.”
Construction is anticipated to start in early 2014.
Official Bispebjerg Hospital press release.