C.F. Møller Architects works 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. C.F. Møller Healthcare solves tasks in operating and capacity planning, health planning, function planning, organisation planning, logistics, user-driven innovation and models for the planning and dimensioning of hospital projects. We create holistic solutions that will be robust both now and in the future - we call it future-proofed holistic hospital planning.
Health Sector PlanningC.F. Møller Architects is the client's closest strategic partner in construction processes. C.F. Møller Management provides advice on user consultation, change management, space planning, logistics, client consultancy and organisational development. How can clients obtain maximum benefit from creating new buildings for their organisation? How can employee motivation be linked with the management's vision for a building? How can the client best control agreements and processes when a building is created? How can the users' knowledge be collected so that it can contribute value to a project? C.F. Møller Architects can draw on over 80 years of experience when we advise private and public clients in questions like these. Our multi-disciplinary team of consultants and architects works strategically with our construction projects. We link our management services with the architectural design process. This approach is used in many different contexts - such as when we are helping a client to prepare a project for tendering, or when the experiences of 200 hospital employees need to be applied in the practical organisation of a hospital.
Component designCavere is a new and extensive line of high quality and functional components for the interior design of bathrooms with the aim of improving daily life for elderly and disabled persons - without necessarily radiating disability. It has been imperative to make the components as compact and with as light an appearance as possible. The simplicity of the design makes for easy adaption to different locations, provides easy cleaning and easy instalment. Research has shown that the triangular gripping profile for the lift-up support and railing will provide the optimum combination of strength, comfort and good ergonomics. The series has been designed for the German company Normbau, and won the Red Dot Design Award in 2010.
Digital hospitals C.F. Møller Healthcare has participated as sub-consultant for the consortium that won the competition for the construction and operation of the New Humber River Regional Hospital - a PPP project. The New Humber River Regional Hospital is North America's first fully digitalized university hospital, scheduled to be completed in 2015. C.F. Møller has contributed advice and feedback during the concept development of the tender proposal, which is based on the key concepts of "lean, green and digital." C.F. Møller Healthcare has had a particular focus on the digital part, being able to draw on extensive experience of digitalized hospitals, including the work on the new Akershus University Hospital in Oslo. The advanced technology solutions for the New Humber River Regional Hospital include IT-supported clinical and operational logistics, and automated logistics systems such as AGVs (automatic guided vehicles), pneumatic post systems and vacuum disposal.
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.
The biggest hospital construction project in Danish history, the New University Hospital in Aarhus, will be built onto the existing Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, to form a combined hospital complex. The New University Hospital in Aarhus will be the size of a Danish provincial town, and will also be the largest workplace in the city of Aarhus. The hospital is intended to function both as a university hospital, regional centre and basic hospital for citizens in the region. The large hospital complex will be organised like a town, with a hierarchy of neighbourhoods, streets and squares providing the basis for a diverse, dynamic and green urban area as well as intuitive wayfinding by the users. The project is pioneering in the development of 'Healing Architecture' in the Danish health sector, including the use of Evidence Based Design. The hospital has been designed to flexibly accommodate future requirements with regard to technology, forms of treatment and working practices, and it will also bring about a considerable qualitative lift in both the experiences of patients and the working conditions of the staff.
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.