The new super hospital southeast of Oslo brings together a number of hospitals that cover the southeastern part of Norway, which is part of a strategic plan by the Norwegian government that simplifies and enhances the Norwegian health system.
Sykehuset Østfold Kalnes sets a new standard for Norwegian hospital construction, based on the concept of reducing length of stay and optimising workflow. The hospital covers an area of 300,000 people in the region of Østfold, and is one of the largest new buildings in Norway.
The project includes in its 89,000 m2 four hospitals and psychiatry. The hospital is called “bright prospects” to emphasize the importance of context – not only for the architectural expression, but also as a healing element for patients and hospital staff as part of the everyday. The hospital is robust and compact in its layout, but it contains an optimal logistics and flexibility.
The aim of the project architecture is a framework of trust where both patients, visitors and staff feel highly priority. At the same time, the hospital is the only one in Norway that offer private rooms with private baths for all patients. Source by Arkitema Architects.
Location: Sarpsborg, Østfold, Norway
Architects: Arkitema, AART, ELN Architects
Landscape: COWI A/S
Engineer: COWI A/S
Area: 89,000 m2
Images: Courtesy of Arkitema Architects