The New Hospital Nordsjælland in the Danish city Hillerød continues to get architectural recognition before it is even built.
The hospital is nominated for two internationally renowned architecture awards – one of them being at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore the 4th to 6th of November and the other is the LEAF Award on October 16th in London.
The World Architecture Festival is held annually and celebrates the most inspiring and innovative building projects around the world. There is a variety of categories withon the competition, and The New Hospital Nordsjælland is nominated in the category “Future Projects”.
“It is a great recognition of our efforts to build the hospital of the patients in Nordsjælland. It was great when New Hospital Nordsjælland won the award as Best Futura Mega Project at the MIPIM earlier this year. It makes a big difference for the hospital. Besides the pride – the recognition also gives us the courage to make the change that is needed to and to give our best in terms of our patients, ” the proud director of the New Hospital, Bente Ourø Rørth, said in a statement.
Henrik Schødts is the projects director, and he believes that the new foreign visibility helps pave the way for international partners, which is in demand in the construction industry in Denmark.
The 124,000-square-foot big hospital will – at a cost of 3.8 billion kroner – be completed in 2020. Two architect has groups have designed the hospital. One is the Swiss-based architects Herzog & de Meuron, which is known for the Olympic Stadium in Beijing and the Tate Modern in London. The other is the Danish architectural firm Vilhelm Lauritzen, who previously designed Copenhagen Airport, The DR-Byen and Radiohuset.