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BDP lands Bispebjerg hospital job

BDP has won the international competition to masterplan a new hospital and psychiatry unit at Bispebjerg in Copenhagen, Denmark

The practice, working with Danish architects TKT and engineers Rambøll, saw off fellow finalists Drees & Sommer Nordic, to land the £430 million project.

It is the first time a company, lead by a foreign architectural practice, has won one of the hospital competitions run through the Danish Government Quality Funding programme which started in 2007.

The winning project splits the site into four quarters with a green park in the centre.

The scheme includes 121,000m² of new build and 96,000m² of renovation work, including the overhaul of a series of heritage-listed pavilions designed by Martin Nyrop.

BDP’s design places the proposed psychiatric facility in the north-eastern part of the site – an ‘alternative solution’ to the suggested division of the buildings in the eastern and southern parts of the site as set out in the competition brief.

The construction project is expected to start in 2014 and continue until 2025.

Aerial Photograph

Aerial Photograph of the site as it is today

The original shortlist (AJ 11.11.2011):

Arkitema K/S (Copenhagen)
Atkins Danmark A/S (Copenhagen)
BDP (Sheffield)
Brunet-Saunier Architecture (Paris) with Agence Ter (Paris)
Cubo Arkitekter A/S (Aarhus)
Drees & Sommer Nordic A/S (Copenhagen)
Mecanoo (Delft)
Venhoeven CS architecture+urbanism (Amsterdam) with OKRA landscape architects (Utrecht)

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