The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

Belgium

West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk
Belgium

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

West 8 wins design for the courtyards of the new General Hospital Jan Portaels in Vilvoorde

Cor Wagenoor, Professor at the Technical University of Delft and expert in the architecture of health care, assisted in the selection process and is very happy with the winning design team: “This design team has perfectly translated the very clear vision and strategy of the hospital into architecture.”

The selected design team is responsible for the urban design, architecture, interior, functional design and landscape of the Flemish hospital, which is over 45,000 square meters will house more than 400 beds and is intended to catalyze one of the most important and strategically located areas in Vilvoorde.

The hospital will treat 10,700 patients and provide space for the 64,500 consultations that take place on an annual basis. The hospital, which will be constructed behind the station area of Vilvoordel, features a cut open building block design. This creates a balance between the opening up and shutting out of the urban surroundings, and ensures the calmness and serenity of the enclosed courtyards within the hospital is not lost. The effect is a healing atmosphere that focuses attention on the patient and his/her surroundings.

The cut open building block also combines the advantages of a campus layout with the compactness of a closed building block. The individual buildings, such as the cure-care building, the health centre and the office building, are easily recognizable and arranged in such a way that they form part of the building block. In this way a very compact layout has been created with short walking distances, great interconnectivity and distinctive architecture.

West 8與荷比聯合設計團隊設計比利時維爾福德的新醫院AZ Jan Portaels

比利時和荷蘭聯合設計團隊 (NU architectuuratelier – dJGA – AR-TE – West 8 – STABO – DAIDALOS)已由從30個競賽的團隊被選中,設計在比利時維爾福德的新醫院AZ Jan Portaels。在甄選過程中,代爾夫特技術大學教授和保健的體系結構的專家的協助,他們對獲獎設計團隊非常高興:“這家設計團隊完美地闡釋了與醫院建築的策略與非常清晰的願景。”

聯合設計團隊將負責為佛蘭德醫院的城市設計,建築,內飾,功能設計和景觀,這是45000多平方米,將容納超過400張病床,是為促進比利時維爾福德區一個最重要的戰略位置。醫院將治療10,700病人和年度基礎上的64,500治療提供了空間。該醫院將興建在Vilvoordel火車站后面,設計設有一個剖開構建基塊。這將創建一個對外開放設計,和城市環境之間閉式的空間提供了平衡,並確保醫院內部的平靜與安寧的封閉庭院不丟失。其效果是把注意力集中在醫治病人和他/她的周圍的氣氛上。

一個封閉的,緊湊的建築布局與剖開構建基塊的優點結合起來。個別的建筑物,如治愈保健建築,健康中心和辦公樓,很容易辨認,並創建了一個非常緊湊的布局與短的步行距離,安排構建基塊組成部分在這樣一種方式,提供極大的互聯互通和獨特的建築。