Together with Aalborg University Hospital, the new psychiatric hospital will help enhance and further develop collaboration across specialist fields
The new psychiatric hospital will be located next to the New Aalborg University Hospital. This location will provide unique opportunities for enhancing and further developing collaboration across specialist fields for the benefit of both somatic and psychiatric patients.
The goal of the project is to create a building with open, welcoming architecture, in which the patient and attentive treatment form the basis for the physical setting. However, there must be no compromise in terms of either safety or working environment for staff or the clear, logistic structure necessary for a building of this type and scale. The physical setting must create a sense of security and well being for the individual patient and help provide the basis for development and healing with well conceived, human-scale architecture and a friendly, welcoming expression. The new Aalborg psychiatric hospital will lead the way, not only in terms of healing environments, but also of facilities for research and education.
The building comprises a scaled-down, one-storey base, the materiality of which will exude reliability, honesty and a natural affinity with its surroundings. Inspired by the views of the vast landscape and the open sky, the layout of the main structure will be made up of light buildings hovering above the base. The expression of the building is also adapted to the expression of the somatic hospital with a heavy base and light building on top, and to the content of the psychiatric department with the ward section on ground level and the office and outpatient buildings above. The scale, rhythm and materials are adapted to the content of the psychiatric hospital, but are also in harmony with the overall building lines for the area.
The hospital will be built as a DGNB-certified building.
FRIIS & MOLTKE Architects
Møller & Grønborg