C.F. Møller Architects work with hospital projects all over the world. Our team of health planners, consultants and architects possess expertise in all the processes involved when working with large, complex hospitals - from master plans, user consultation and design, all the way to the implementation and the completed building.
Together with the architects' knowledge of healing architecture and evidence-based design, C.F. Møller Healthcare creates the framework for health care buildings that best meet the patient's needs, support the involvement of relatives, and create optimum working conditions for staff.
C.F. Møller Architects is one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural firms.
The new Akershus University Hospital in Oslo is not a traditional institution building; it is a friendly, informal place with open and comprehensible surroundings oriented towards the patients and their relatives. The design of the complex reveals the influence of the high priority given to daylight for all workplaces, views of the surrounding landscape, and contact with the outside environment. A glass-covered main thoroughfare, in which wood is the dominating material, links the various buildings and functions. This glass street forms the hospital's main arterial route, and is structured as a series of open spaces of differing character, offering public various functions. The Akershus University Hospital is a highly sustainable design, making use of locally sourced materials, and geo-thermal energy storage to provide 85% of the hospital's heating and more than 40% of the total energy consumption. Short distances between functions, a clear organisation and extensive use of modern technology including robotics give staff more time for patients. The Akershus University Hospital was named “Best International Design” at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2010. Learn more
The biggest hospital project in the history of Denmark, the New University Hospital in Aarhus, is being added to the existing Aarhus University Hospital in Skejby to create one overall hospital complex. The hospital will be as big as a Danish provincial town, with the same layout as an archetypical town, with an elevated, densely built-up centre. It will also be Aarhus' largest workplace. The major hospital complex is structured as a town, with a hierarchy of quarters, streets, plazas and squares as the basis for a diverse and dynamic green urban centre, and with intuitive way-finding for its users. Systematic use of "Knowledge and Evidence-Based Design" has allowed the concept of "healing architecture" to influence the physical design of the hospital. From the design of single-bed wards, to the use of daylight and light inflows, and the design of the landscape and garden spaces. The hospital is designed to flexibly meet future requirements of technology, treatment methods and working methods. The overall complex is divided into professional communities with their own identities. This ensures a clear structure, which has three elements: a two-storey base with treatment functions; wards above the base up to a height of four storeys; and in the middle the coming "Forum" central arrival area, where public functions are located at the foot of three multi-storey blocks. The Emergency Centre was officially opened in February 2017 and comprises over 150,000 m² of the project's 375,000 m² in total. Learn more
The cylindrical emergency and infectious diseases unit at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö is designed to minimize the risk of spreading diseases. The distinctive shape also provides a new landmark for the hospital complex. Patients enter the isolation ward via an airlock from the walkway that surrounds the entire building. The exterior lifts are used exclusively by patients of the infectious diseases unit and for hospital waste, while the interior lifts are used to transport staff, supplies and clean materials. Each storey can be divided into sealed-off smaller units in the event of an epidemic. The clinic was named “Best International Design” at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2012. Learn more
As the architectural consultant of the South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust C.F. Møller Architects are currently designing two new mental health hospitals at the Trust’s Springfield and Tolworth sites. ]The new mental hospitals will accommodate services including Forensic, Adult Acute, Older Persons, Adult Deaf, Adult Eating Disorders and OCD/BDD wards alo]ng with a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Campus. The two hospital sites will provide 286 new beds, outpatient services, Recovery College, teaching facilities and support services. Additionally, as the Springfield University Hospital is at the centre of a 33 hectare estate regeneration, C.F. Møller is also advising the Trust in the planning and phasing of the site-wide infrastructure, residential development and urban design around the hospital. The design work for the Trust seek to deliver therapeutic and safe environments that meet wide ranging patient, staff and commissioning requirements. The C.F. Møller design team conducted research into over 20,000 incidents that occurred on mental health wards in South London from 2009-13. The conclusion from this study is that incidents, especially incidents of violence and self-harm, can be greatly reduced through careful and considered design. While there is great variation in types of illness and service user pathways in mental health facilities, a growing body of evidence demonstrates the health benefits of good architecture and attractive environments in improving patient outcomes. Creation of non-institutional environments with good sightlines and acoustics, ample daylight, natural ventilation, access to gardens and outdoor spaces are key design requirements. Learn more
The iconic and listed University Hospital RWTH in Aachen, Germany, will be expanded with a new surgery ward including intensive care units and a new public entrance. To minimize the visual impact on the existing listed building, large parts of the design is below ground level. The expansion is therefore covered with a lush green parkland open to both the public and staff, the parkland will be the first thing you will meet arriving at the hospital. The low-slung building volume rises towards the public entrance in a sweeping and generous gesture, which creates an inviting, bright and warm-toned entrance that enables a completely intuitive wayfinding for patients and relatives, guided by views to the green parkland. The patient-oriented facilities are all located along the facade, allowing direct access to both extensive daylight and the surrounding green areas. Daylight and easy access to nature have a positive effect on the patient's course of disease and are therefore important prerequisites for creating a healing architecture. In the middle of the building, as a breakdown in the flexible and efficient layout, there are custom designed employee hubs that offer the best conditions for collaboration and cohesion between all employees. Learn more