Helsinki Trauma & Cancer hospital

New Trauma and Cancer Center connects seamlessly to current Meilahti Hospital premises.
The complex is structured into four parts in accordance with town plan conditions and operational objectives: the Trauma Centre's "plinth", "the bridge" with common services and facilities, the patient wards and the cancer center.
The design provides an efficient, flexible, easily accessible and perceivable care unit, which focuses specially on patient comfort.
Smoothly curved volumes embrace the main entrance and bare rocks in the heart of the campus.
Above the glass façaded plinth parsed by recessed green courtyards, rises the new patient ward volume. Its curvy figure orientates patient rooms towards open views and brings a rich addition to the campus, yet subordinate to the existing hospital tower.
The design supports the character of Meilahti hospital area as an open, integrated campus of specialized healtcare.

Helsinki Trauma & Cancer hospital

Description:

The design supports the character of Meilahti hospital area as an open, integrated campus of specialized healthcare. It provides an efficient, flexible, easily accessible and perceivable care unit, which focuses specially on patient comfort.

New trauma and cancer center connects seamlessly to current Meilahti Hospital premises. It’s structured into four parts in accordance with town plan conditions and operational objectives: the Trauma Centre’s “plinth”, “the bridge” with common services and facilities, the patient wards and the cancer center.

Smoothly curved facades of the bridge and cancer center embrace the main entrance and bare rocks in the heart of the campus. Above the glass façaded plinth parsed by recessed green courtyards, rises the new patient ward volume.  Its curvy figure orientates patient rooms towards open views and brings a rich addition to the campus, yet subordinate to the existing hospital tower.

 

Status

Invited competition, 2015

Client

HUS - The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa

Program

University Central Hospital, 85000 sqm

Collaborators

Arkkitehtitoimisto Lukkaroinen, Arkkitehtitoimisto Paatela & Co, Arkkitehtitoimisto Tuomo Siitonen

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