Archinect - News 2017-08-21T11:42:10-04:00 HENN and the Aarhus-based studio C.F. Møller Architects have won a competition to extend the historic University Hospital RWTH Aachen Nicholas Korody 2017-04-04T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T18:06:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Berlin-based studio HENN and the Aarhus-based studio C.F. M&oslash;ller Architects have jointly won an international competition to design an extension for the University Hospital RWTH Aachen, a historically-listed, high-tech, 1970&rsquo;s building. The expansion comprises a new building that houses a central surgery area, intensive care units, and a new public entrance hall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Turning the “ugliest building in Liverpool” into an exemplar of public health Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-16T13:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:10-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>work has finally started on an ambitious &pound;335m redevelopment of Merseyside&rsquo;s largest hospital. And the ambition is not simply to tackle a building that has outstayed its usefulness; it is to make the whole city healthier and wealthier too. [...] In place of the current &ldquo;American suburban&rdquo; model of a huge building and surrounding parking, it will return to a &ldquo;European&rdquo; model of a cluster of buildings with public spaces in between them [...] &ldquo;The centre will feel like a public square.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More renovations from the healthcare sector:</p><ul><li><a title="Perkins+Will selected to design Northwestern University Research Building on old Prentice site" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins+Will selected to design Northwestern University Research Building on old Prentice site</a></li><li><a title='Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sick people in Scandinavia can check into these "patient hotels" as hospital alternatives</a></li><li><a title="Construction kicks off for Steven Holl-designed Maggie's Centre Barts in London" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction kicks off for Steven Holl-designed Maggie's Centre Barts in London</a></li><li><a title="Last Word: Lost in Limbo" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Last Word: Lost in Limbo</a></li><li><a title="Architecture offers new prescriptions for building health" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture offers new prescriptions for building health</a></li></ul> MASS Design Group's new Open-Air Clinics in Haiti, reviewed by Michael Kimmelman Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T14:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-30T10:20:07-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The clinics here are simple, even handsome. Instead of constructing hermetic shields in the form of airtight, inflexible hospital buildings, the architects took advantage of Haiti&rsquo;s Caribbean environment, exploiting island cross breezes to heal patients and aid caregivers. It&rsquo;s not clear yet how well the clinics will work. [...] If they turn out right, they could serve as relatively light-footed models for other struggling countries that lack resources for high-end Western-style hospitals.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Can better design save lives in hospital trauma centers? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-25T14:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T05:07:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles partnered with the Department of Defense to build out the OR360, a new innovation center where doctors and military personnel can simulate hypothetical scenarios in order to simplify and streamline trauma care. [...] Designed by CannonDesign, the nearly 10,000-square-foot space is the hospital&rsquo;s answer to the big question of: How can you make trauma care, both in hospitals and in military situations, faster and more effective?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Michael Graves' Vision: Making Hospitals More Fashionable Archinect 2013-08-29T17:52:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T13:07:02-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the better part of two years, Graves checked into hospitals and rehabilitation centers as a business traveler checks into hotels. [...] While receiving his medical care, Graves was struck by the poor designs of hospitals, health care facilities and the chairs, tables and other devices used by patients. "If it's going to be this bad for everybody else in health care," he said, "I should do something about it."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Recovery: IDEO and Michael Graves Design a Home for Disabled Military Veterans</a></p> First cancer treatment center in Rwanda breaks ground tzeng 2012-07-24T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-07-27T20:46:05-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the Butaro center, in the northern part of the country, will be the first to offer comprehensive care &mdash; including diagnosis, chemotherapy, surgery, follow-up treatment, and palliative care.</p></em><br /><br /><p> MASS Design Group is partnering with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and Partners in Health (PIH) to build the first permanent cancer treatment center in Rwanda. &nbsp;With the help of Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation funding inpatient facilities, the new Cancer Centre for Excellence will be the first facility of its kind to bring state of the art care to Rwanda, provide access to cancer treatments, and host robust training programs through a partnership with Brigham and Women&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> <p> Facility-based cancer registries in Rwanda revealed a total of 3,430 diagnosed cancer cases between 2007 to 2011, among which 320 were children under the age of 15. Before this year, cancer care was sporadic, with no integrated treatments available without leaving the country. The new center will be the national referral site for cancer, providing a full spectrum of cancer care.</p> <p> Rwanda has long valued developing comprehensive programs while building infrastructure. Cancer care training start...</p> MASS Design Group wins Zumtobel Award for Butaro Hospital tzeng 2012-07-03T17:04:00-04:00 >2012-07-08T12:08:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The [Butaro] project has a high relevance, since it can be applied as a solution to similar regions with limited opportunities and high risks of infection. [...] Also remarkable is the excellent quality of the buildings that were built exclusively with local workers.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Butaro Hospital in Rwanda was praised as innovative and cost-efficient&nbsp;by the Zumtobel Award 2012 jury, ultimately winning in the category of "Built Environment." Over 230 projects were submitted in for the 2012 Zumtobel Group Award in this category. Entries were received from 22 nations while the projects themselves spanned some 30 countries.<br><br> The Butaro Hospital in Rwanda was praised as an &ldquo;innovative [and] cost-efficient [in] technology and design strategy in the category "Built Environment." Over 230 projects were submitted in for the 2012 Zumtobel Group Award in this category. Entries were received from 22 nations while the projects themselves spanned some 30 countries.</p> <p> The Butaro Hospital is built in the Burera District, which was one of the last two districts in Rwanda to receive a district hospital. The hospital now serves a population of over 400,000 people. Innovative design developed in collaboration with infectious disease specialists from Partners in Health and ...</p> Last Word: Lost in Limbo Archinect 2012-06-27T18:56:00-04:00 >2012-06-30T19:40:05-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="608" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mark Dery, reflecting on his recent life as a self-described &lsquo;career patient&rsquo;, implores hospital architects to collaborate with interior designers, psychologists and neuroscientists in order to eradicate forever the pain of &lsquo;medical incarceration&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Copenhagen Rigshospital Expansion - Prequalified Entry Alexander Walter 2011-12-19T15:23:22-05:00 >2011-12-27T11:01:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish practice DEVE Architecture has shared with us their prequalified entry for the expansion competition of Copenhagen's Rigshospital. This hospital is the main hospital in Copenhagen and is the foremost treatment and teaching hospital in Denmark. The design is a collaborative proposal with fellow Scandinavian firms COWI A/S, WHITE Arkitekter A/S, LAND+ Landskabsarkitekter, Aps, and Lyngkilde A/S and was prequalified alongside 6 other international teams for this project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> </p> Rush hospital just what the doctor ordered? eric jonathan martin 2011-12-13T00:37:00-05:00 >2012-10-09T16:39:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Rush hospital is already a major success as a work of architecture and urban design. It reminds us that a hospital needs to be designed for two sets of clients: Those who use it and those who simply pass by. The best-designed hospitals heal scars in the cityscape as well as patients. We'll know next year if the new Rush does both.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> Henning Larsen Architects’ Healing Architecture Wins in Herlev, Denmark Alexander Walter 2011-04-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T17:55:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish practice Henning Larsen Architects and the consortium consisting of the architecture companies Friis &amp; Moltke and Brunsgaard &amp; Laursen, the engineering companies NNE Pharmaplan and Orbicon Leif Hansen, the consulting company Norconsult and landscape architects SLA have won the competition for the extension of Herlev Hospital, just outside of Copenhagen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>