Design

Architecture

Home visit— Copenhagen

Preface

The origami roof of the new Center for Cancer and Health suggests that this is no ordinary hospital. Nord Architects Copenhagen has achieved a design leap by creating a leafy courtyard and comfortable interiors.

Nord Architects, Nørrebro, Care, Health, Hospital, Medicine

Going to any medical institution is an uncomfortable experience regardless of whether you’re the patient. For buildings designed to heal, it’s remarkable that so little priority is given to the emotional impact of the interiors beyond the odd superficial wall mural. Picture a hospital and you imagine flickering fluorescent strip lighting, sterile corridors that smell of formaldehyde and stuffy waiting rooms with muted television sets. But it’s not the case at Copenhagen’s new Center for Cancer and Health.

Just across from the brutalist Faculty of…

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