This week’s inspiration comes from NORD Architects + 3RW Architects. They won a previously competition in healthcare 2.0. The nice thing about this project is that there are many similarities with the situation of the Mikado site (current competition). It is a large property in a small village which searches for all kinds of functions, in addition to residents and residents like to have more involvement with the environment. All this, is reflected in the project NORD Architects + 3RW Architects.
The two young Scandinavian design practices, NORD Architects from Copenhagen, Denmark and 3RW Architects from Bergen, Norway, have recently won the competition for the design of a new healthcare center in Randaberg, Norway which is designed to be like a modern Hamlet. The architects have set on a course to reform the Nordic welfare services from within. With their new healthcare facility, Nye Vardheim Helsecenter, they have designed a place where people can get treatment, recreate and be nursed. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The new healthcare facility offers a broad range of different treatments under one roof from nursing homes to doctors’ consultations and therapy. The building measures 11,000 sqm but seems much smaller thanks to a design where the building is scaled down to smaller entities. Each house in the building is built with natural materials and offers a homely atmosphere.