Healthcare Center for Cancer Patients in Copenhagen, Denmark

November, 1 2012 10:00

Posted inArchitecture

Sometimes, admiring architectural shapes and colours while expressing a hurried opinion is not the best thing to do; perhaps one could investigate the building’s social impact and understand the ways in which it affects the whole community.

Designing a hospital has many implications, especially when taking into account both the architect’s and client’s sensitivity while projecting a modern hospital that helps patients suffering from cancer.

 

Photos: Adam Mørk

 

Photos: Adam Mørk

 

Therefore if architecture, as seen in Li Xiaodong’s library, can become "an instrument through which to seek a peaceful communion with our habitat", then it can clearly "create awareness of cancer without stigmatizing the patients", as the author of the project says.

 

Photos: Adam Mørk

 

The beautiful project by Nord Architects is designed as a set of small houses that create a cozy and comforting (and comfortable) village, ensuring a human dimension often absent in large hospitals.

The houses are connected by a raised roof shaped like an origami, which gives the building a characteristic signature. Outside, the façades are continuous and impressive, protecting all that happens inside: in the courtyard there is a space for contemplation, exercise space and a communal kitchen where you can learn to cook in a healthy way.

 

Photos: Adam Mørk

 

Photos: Adam Mørk