The design of the New North Zealand Hospital proposes a new type of hospital: A house designed to break the boundaries between sick and healthy; building and nature; hospital and community.
The Jury says
Ideas of connection to nature and challenging the traditional role of a hospital are part of the philosophical basis for this major development. The new hospital design takes place on a human scale, with only two building levels that make abundant use of natural materials and natural light. Integration with the local neighborhood is a major consideration and a common design language is used throughout. The solution is holistic, visionary and indicative of the Danish state’s focus on achieving well-being through design.