Urban Hospice Building Copenhagen

Urban Hospice Building, Frederiksberg Building, Copenhagen Palliative Care Facility, Images

Urban Hospice Building in Copenhagen

Palliative Care Building in Frederiksberg design by Nord Architects, Denmark

20 Jan 2017

Copenhagen Urban Hospice Building

Design: Nord Architects

Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Urban Hospice Building

Urban Hospice Building

Award winning architectural firm, Nord Architects, has unveiled its latest design; a contemporary Urban Hospice intended to create a positive environment while offering support for patients in need of palliative care. Located in the tranquil setting of Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, the vision was to provide a warm and protective atmosphere for up to sixteen patients.

Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects, was chosen to complement this setting and has subsequently been used throughout the build for the decking, windows and shades, door frames, as well as in outdoor spaces where Kebony clad plant baskets bring elements of nature into the Hospice. Krone Vinduer provided the custom-made windows for this project.

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The project was designed to adapt to the neighbourhood, presenting a combination of spacious views and privacy for patients. Incorporating both curved and linear elements, the design allows for an impressive functional layout, built around a private inner courtyard. The design-process involved a close collaboration between the client, architects, an engineer and users of the hospice through an extensive dialogue that heavily influenced the final design.

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Developed in Norway, the patented Kebony technology is an environmentally friendly process, which modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by heating the wood with furfuryl alcohol – an agricultural by-product.

Urban Hospice Building

By polymerising the wood’s cell wall, the softwoods permanently take on the attributes of tropical hardwood including high durability, hardness and dimensional stability. For Kebony, this is an exceptional project which demonstrates the versatility of the material. The silver-grey patina that the wood develops over its elongated life-span has also singled it out as a popular material for architects. When it comes to choosing a wood, there is no reason for architects to compromise on aesthetics, build quality, or sustainability.

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Morten Rask Gregersen, Partner at NORD Architects, Copenhagen explained, “By considering the needs of the users, clients and neighbours, the Urban Hospice sets a new standard of how to build innovative healthcare projects in urban contexts. We have been continuously impressed by Kebony as a material; its subtle tones are the exact look we envisaged from the offset.”

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Mona Gøtske, Sales Manager of Kebony Denmark commented, “The Urban Hospice is a fantastic example of Kebony’s versatility with its use in an extensive array of applications from windows and door frames to external decking.”

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Photography © Adam Mørk

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Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe

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