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New construction of children’s hospital at Lausanne University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, with JB Ferrari, for a new children’s hospital at the Lausanne University Hospital has won first prize in an international competition. The hospital is to provide 85 beds and an accident and emergency unit for children, and is provisionally scheduled to open in 2019. The design concept includes light-flooded open areas with much greenery, which are intended to make a hospital stay as agreeable as possible for patients and their relatives. Today, the entry will be presented to the public in Lausanne.

Image Courtesy © gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New construction of children’s hospital at Lausanne University Hospital
  • Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Competition: 2014 – 1st prize
  • Design: Volkwin Marg
  • Associated Partner: Christian Hoffmann
  • Project Management, gmp: Martin Bleckmann, Stefan Walter
  • Team members, gmp: Christoph Salentin, Lukasz Rubnikowicz, Marlen Beckedahl, Flori Jackowski, Stephanie Krämer-Hilke
  • Project Management, JB Ferrari: Sébastien Zwissig
  • Team members, JB Ferrari: Steve Cherpillod, Marcella Wurmli, Annick Lavenex
  • Gross floor area: 39,232 m²
  • Client: Etat de Vaud, DSAS, CHUV

Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton Earns Two AGC Alliant Build America Awards

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Kutch & Company

ARRA-funded hospital takes home top honors for construction and partnering

The Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton received two Alliant Build America awards yesterday from the Associated General Contractors of America, including Best New Building Project and the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering award.

Front Entrance

  • Architects: HDR Architecture and HKS, Inc.
  • Project: Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton Earns Two AGC Alliant Build America Awards

Subacute Hospital of Mollet in Barcelona, Spain by Mario Corea Arquitectura

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Article source: Mario Corea Arquitectura 

The recently inaugurated Subacute Hospital in Mollet del Vallès is an example of how a hospital constructed in the 1950s and 60s, which had fallen into disuse, can be successfully recycled to meet the current and future challenges emerging in healthcare. The renovation project was based on simple and effective interventions that were practical as well as functional, resulting in a low-cost, energy-efficient hospital that re-assumes an active role in the day-to-day life of the city.

Image Courtesy © Pepo Segura

  • Architects: Mario Corea Arquitectura
  • Project: Subacute Hospital of Mollet
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Pepo Segura
  • Collaborators
: André Mota, María Ceballos, Berta Masnou, Marina Correia
  • Year completed: 2013
  • Area: 6,500 sqm
  • Structure
:BIS Arquitectes
  • Installations: 
SC Enginyeria

ETH Bale in Basel, Switzerland by KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS GmBH

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS GmBH

Urban strategy

The new ETH building is conceived as an efficient and flexible architectural device, providing an answer to the multiple aspects shaping its complex environment.

On the one hand, the landscape and the urban quality of the public spaces around the building condition the building’s insertion.  The respect of the historical urban fabric, in particular the Heritage garden in the south facade of the site, is essential as it constitutes an important area of the city urban fabric throughout the centuries. At the same time, all the classed trees in the site will be preserved.

Image Courtesy © KUBOTA & BACHMANN ARCHITECTS

General Services Building of Cruces Hospital in Barakaldo, Spain by ACXT Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Article source: ACXT Arquitectos

Due to its location, the new General Services Building of the Cruces Hospital takes a predominant position from the highway and acquires a strong importance in the surroundings. The building is provided with symbolic value and reflects its activity by means of the façade. The façade is generated by a pattern of proteins, as it might be the image associated to the medical vanguard and research.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Ortiz

  • Architects: ACXT Arquitectos (Gonzalo Carro + Javier Pérez Uribarri)
  • Project: General Services Building of Cruces Hospital
  • Location: Barakaldo, Spain
  • Photography: Aitor Ortiz
  • Client: Osakidetza, Basque health service
  • Quality control program: Fco. Javier Ruiz de Prada, Ziortza Bardeci, Gabriel Bustillo Churruca, Agurtzane Insa Sáenz, Maria Bardal Sánchez
  • Structures: INEK ingeniería
  • 3D Design: Roberto Fernández de Gamboa
  • Area.(m2 y pies2; 1ft2 = 0,093 m2): 9.962,51

Drum Tower Nanjing Hospital in Nanjing, China by Lemanarc SA

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Lemanarc SA

1. The creation of human-scale building through the unification of architecture and landscape

Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, founded by Canadian Missionary Dr. Macklin, is located in the downtown center of Nanjing city. It is one of the most renowned hospitals in China.The earlier expansions of the hospital was driven by the development of modern medical technology as well as the increasing municipal population. Despite the remarkable scales, most of these early expansions are hardly more than simple and urgent addition and extension of existing function to meet the rapidly increasing need for medical service. As a result, the functional layout of many floors are not well organized and streamlined for the operation of the hospital as a whole. For instance, the existing outpatient department is on the east side of Zhongshan Rd, connected with the main buildings of the hospital, which is on the west side, only through a narrow underground passageway, which makes extra inconvenience to both patients and staffs.

Image Courtesy © Lemanarc SA

  • Architects: Lemanarc SA
  • Project: Drum Tower Nanjing Hospital
  • Location: Nanjing, China

Infanta Sofia Hospital in San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain by PardoTapia Arquitectos

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: PardoTapia Arquitectos

The building structures itself around an orientation axis East – West and acts as a dividing line between the most external zones and the most internal ones. (Technical Block)

This axis contains two circulation lines separated by a fringe in which are located the vertical elevators nucleus (restricted area) and stairways in such a way that the nucleus situated to the North joins across the medical consults zone and bureaus ( half public controlled access) and the rear one that joins the assistance areas of the technical block (restricted area).

Image Courtesy © Luis FernandezInglada

  • Architects: PardoTapia Arquitectos
  • Project: Infanta Sofia Hospital 
  • Location: San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain
  • Photography: Luis FernandezInglada
  • Software used: CAD software and Autocad
  • Authors:UTE: Pardo Calvo+Bernardo García Tapia+Luis FernándezInglada+Juan José Arévalo Camacho+Eduardo HerráezFernández
  • Technical Architect: Iván González Arias,Maria José PuertaMorante, Pedro Montes Barbero
  • Design Team: Stefano Presi, StefaniaAlbiero
  • Installations: Ove Arup & Partners, S.A.U.
  • Structure: NECSO-PONDIO-VALLADARES
  • Client: Sociedad Concesionaria Hospital delNorte. ACCIONA, Consejería de Sanidad y Consumo de la Comunidad de Madrid.
  • Area: 126.790 sqm
  • ConstructionHospital del Norte-Acciona
  • ContestDate2005
  • Dateofproject: 2005
  • Construction starts: 2005
  • Construction ends: 2007

Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital in France by Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Article source: Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon

Perched on the hilltop overlooking the town, the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges hospital project a reassuring presence. The Michel REMON architecture firm, commissioned to build the Women and children’s Wing of the Hospital, reconfigured the current block tower block by enhancing its tenous footing on the slope thanks to the new building.

Image Courtesy © Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon

  • Architects: Atelier d’architecture Michel Rémon
  • Project: Villeneuve-Saint-Georges Hospital
  • Location: France
  • Area: 16,700 mq new floor area – 17,800 mq restored floor area
  • Engineering consultants: Egis Bâtiments, engineering
  • Lighting designer: Coup d’éclat (Yves Adrien)
  • Acoustics: Impédance
  • Geotechnical engineering consultant: Fugro
  • Completion: 2013

Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Nordic – Office of Architecture

The Knowledge Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim completes the overall scheme for the hospital grounds that has been on-going since the design competition in 1995, and is centrally located in the heart of the development. Designed with a strong emphasis on functionality and usability, the Knowledge Centre will provide facilities for both St. Olav’s Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Image Courtesy © Espen Gr¢nli, Passive facade with integrated artwork

  • Architects: Nordic – Office of Architecture in collaboration with Ratio Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Jiri Havran, Espen Gr¢nli, Nordic

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in BOSTON by nbbj

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: nbbj

Brigham and Women’s Hospital yesterday broke ground on the Brigham Building for the Future, a 620,000-square-foot translational research and clinical facility designed by NBBJ.

The 11-story Brigham Building for the Future, located on the hospital’s Longwood campus,will house eight floors of research laboratories, three floors of clinics, a state-of-the-art imaging facility, social spaces, and a 400-car garage, along with associated site improvements.

The 11-story project includes site improvements and integrates with the existing circulation system of the hospital campus, Image Courtesy © nbbj

  • Architects: nbbj
  • Project: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Location: BOSTON
  • Software used: Revit 2012 for BIM documentation, as well as AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite
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