Rigshospitalet inaugurates new North Wing
On January 14, 2020, HM Queen Margrethe II attended the opening of the new North Wing at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.
With the construction of the new North Wing, Denmark’s leading hospital for patients needing highly specialized treatment, Rigshospitalet, is expanded by 54,700 square meters.
The new building, the North Wing, will support the existing Rigshospitalet’s status as the region's and country's leading hospital with expert functions in almost every area. Patients will be guaranteed the best possible treatment and care of the highest professional quality and of international standard.
The North Wing will be used for highly specialized operations and treatment of many different types of patients - including patients with cancer, burns, and critical brain and nervous system diseases. In March, it will be ready to receive the first patients.
The building has been designed to meet the needs of patients and relatives and includes 196 single patient rooms as well as 33 modern high-tech operating rooms.
The shape of the new building has been inspired by a cardiogram with V-structures, which provides proximity between functions and units and thus makes it easy and fast for staff to find their way in the building. At the same time, the North Wing has been designed as a green hospital by integrating sustainable and energy saving solutions and green elements both inside and outside. This helps to create an environment with healing benefits for patients and a positive physical setting for employees and visitors.
The Danish architectural company 3XN has designed the new North Wing.