Mary Elizabeth's hospital

  • Type
    Public buildings
  • Year
  • Country
  • City
  • Expertise
  • Client
    Capital Region of Denmark, Rigshospitalet and Ole Kirk's Fond
  • General contractor
    LM Byg A/S
  • Architects

UPB has signed a contract for the design, manufacturing, and installation for the façade of Mary Elizabeths Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark. It will be UPB’s largest façade to date, reaching 26 500 m2. The building itself will have an area of 56 000 m2 over nine floors and the hospital is also notable thanks to its unique design, allowing the architects to already call it the best children's hospital in the world.

The cooperation includes different types of facades, for example, the ground floor will have an AOC facade with blinds, upper floors – a bespoke unitized facade with external blinds and motorized sashes. The project scope also includes a ventilated facade, curved sliding entrance doors, revolving doors, blind control system, etc.

The architecture of the hospital is based on the “Playfully Logical” as the general principle, visually reminiscing two hands that stretch their “fingers” into the light, into the city and into the green. The unique design and playful setting are designed to help patients and families to live their everyday lives alongside treatment and to create a breathing space when people are at their most vulnerable. Authors of the project have worked a lot with the healing qualities of architecture, considering factors from airflow to daylight while creating opportunities for play and creativity.

The principle of Playfulness is also integrated in the façade, for example, the corrugated aluminum cladding with limestone tiles will be produced in different widths, angles, patterns, and colours, to create a random effect.

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