The project consisted of the replacement of a regional general hospital of 320 beds. It consist of 30.000 m2 including a psychiatric centre of 4.500 m2.
Special design- and tendering procedures have been developed to enable this fast process. The building has been designed with special attention to building and functional flexibility.
All high technical functions (OT’s, IC, radiology, accident & emergency) are concentrated in a so-called hot floor building. The building architecture also focuses on healing environment effects of the building on the patient.
- Total Engineer
- Architecture & Construction
- Budget- and building cost management
- Structural Design and Structural Engineering
- Building services (Mechanical and Electrical)
- Infrastructure / Permits
- Landscape architecture
- Project management, construction management & Supervision
- All services have been performed under ISO 9001-2000
Functionality and innovationThe demands of building structure and building depth were also taken into consideration. This resulted in a custom-made hot floor and a flexible comb. The hot floor and the comb have their own building structure which was determined by the program. The hot floor has been constructed in such a way as to allow it to be replaced after 20 years and to ensure it can be adjusted to the requirements and preferences that apply at that time.
The fast design and construction process could only be achieved through an integral approach to the design problems, by allowing processes to run parallel, and through the active involvement of the customer in the studio. A program of requirements was drawn up parallel to the structural design. The body and built-in components were simultaneously designed and provided with specifications immediately after the structural design had been completed. All within schedule and budget preconditions.