Lapland Central Hospital

A patient-centered design for the development of Rovaniemi central hospital into a hospital of the future.
The hospital is easy to approach and has a warm, humane appearance.
The 39 000 m² extension almost doubles the hospital’s current premises, including e.g. new emergency unit, psychiatric unit, children’s hospital and outpatient clinics.
Airy and spacious internal street connects new and old premises.
The extension adds a new architectural layer on the hospital campus.
Architecture supports the healing processes by paying special attention to patient comfort.
The extension will have a new, welcoming entrance.
The hospital lobbies extend into comfortable waiting areas.
An airy corridor connects old and new premises.

Lapland Central Hospital

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    The patient-centered design develops the Rovaniemi Central Hospital into a hospital of the future.

    The hospital is easy to approach and has a warm, humane appearance. Verstas Architects won an architecture competition of the hospital in 2015. The designed 39 000 m² extension nearly doubles the current premises of the hospital. It includes e.g. a new emergency unit, a psychiatric unit, a children’s hospital and outpatient clinics. An airy, spacious internal street connects new and old premises.

    The extension adds a new architectural layer to the hospital campus. Its architecture highlights patient comfort that supports healing. This quality stems from the architectural appearance, layout, materials, natural light and the presence of nature.

    The Lapland Central Hospital extension is an alliance project. The alliance members are Verstas Architects, YIT Suomi, Are, Granlund, WSP, Geobotnia and L2 Paloturvallisuus.

    Status

    Open competition, 1st prize 2015. Scheduled completion 2023 (1st phase).

    Program

    Central hospital, 39 000 m2.

    Location

    Rovaniemi, Finland.

    Client

    Lapin sairaanhoitopiiri /
    Lapland hospital district

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