Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects is a full-service firm of architects that works with development and planning, architecture and design. A committed staff of 150 employees transform knowledge, empathy and stance into good solutions. Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects’ long-standing consultancy work with Danish and foreign property developers means that with our extensive experience, we can live up to the professional demands and expectations that are required for all phases of a project process in order to create value for the customer – and to achieve architecture that creates identity and meaning.
Copenhagen’s new diabetes center, SDCC, will become Northern Europe's largest and most modern diabetes center. The architecture will support the vision of the SDCC to offer world-class treatment to patients and bringing together competencies related to treating people with diabetes, clinical diabetes research and education under the same roof, thereby offering more integrated treatment to each individual. The specialized centre, which is expected to be completed by 2020, will have the capacity to treat 11,000–13,000 people annually and will be located in a new building at Herlev Hospital near Copenhagen. Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen will be a warm and inviting house providing a homely and comfortable setting. The symbiosis between the landscape and the building makes it possible to create an architectural setting that stimulates and nurtures patients and visitors alike, and encourages exploration and movement. As a patient it is vital to experience that you are far from alone in your daily challenges with diabetes and are in fact part of a larger community working towards a change in lifestyle. For the staff, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen will be a new and inspiring workplace, and their well-being is a fundamental part of achieving a welcomning, functional and innovative center.
Psychiatric Hospital Slagelse is the largest and most ambitious psychiatry construction in Denmark in more than 100 years. With the total area of 44,000 m2, the building consists of general psychiatric, forensic and high security wards, outpatient clinic, emergency reception, training facilities, swimming pool and a center for research and education. The bearing ideas of the project include the principles of recovery and healing architecture, transparency and proximity between people and functions, universality, flexibility and hierarchy of space and stimuli. Here, the state of the art Danish psychiatry principles have been successfully translated into architecture that is supportive, warm and welcoming with each single patient in the focus. Learn more