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Hospitals don’t have to be cold, clinical places. Danish firm CF Møller Architects lifts spirits with this design for the new Akershus University Hospital. Built in the suburb of Akershus, just outside Oslo, the 7.2bn kroner (€811m) building is one of four public hospitals that are ­affiliated with the University of Oslo. It features soaring ceilings, long rows of windows, bespoke furniture crafted in local wood and a collection of art.

It’s about as far removed from the sterile stereotype as you can get. CF Møller was appointed to the project nine…



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