25 Jul 2012
Teaching Hospital Aalborg, Denmark. Copyright: Consortium Indigo
Teaching Hospital Aalborg, Denmark. Copyright: Consortium Indigo

Royal HaskoningDHV, as part of the Indigo consortium*, won the contest for the design of the teaching Hospital in Aalborg in Denmark. The new hospital comprises a master plan of 330,000m², with 134,500m² (first phase) of hospital buildings and 17,000m² for the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Aalborg. Royal HaskoningDHV will be responsible for the structural and the building services designs. The design phase will run from 2012 to 2015, after which the construction will be carried out in phases. The first phase of the new hospital is expected to be completed in 2020.

The winning design meets the requirements of a functional hospital, in which the human factor is reflected in both the interior and exterior of the hospital. In addition, the winning design should be characterised by a maximum focus on the individual comfort of the patients, visitors and other users. Special focus will be on creating a hospital environment that encourages a more informal and personal atmosphere.

The new hospital comprises a master plan of 330,000m², with 134,500m² (first phase) of hospital buildings and 17,000m² for the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Aalborg. The new hospital fits in with the Danish government's health reform plans. The total construction sum for the first phase is approximately 450 million Euros.

The Aalborg hospital is the largest hospital in the northern region of Denmark. The health sector is the major sector in the region, which currently has four hospitals with a total capacity of 1,753 beds. The hospital will provide basic treatment as well as specialist treatment for all inhabitants of the region.

International growth

Peter Kelder (Director Business Unit Healthcare): "This project means a next step in the further internationalisation of Royal HaskoningDHV in the field of health care. This prestigious project fits in the philosophy of Royal HaskoningDHV to bring its extensive experience and expertise in the health care sector to the international market." Royal HaskoningDHV is also working together with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects on the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

* Consortium Indigo
Royal HaskoningDHV is part of the Indigo consortium, which consists of the following parties: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Creo Architects, Aarhus Architects, NNE Pharmaplan, Brix & Kamp Consulting Engineers, Oluf Jørgensen Consulting Engineers.