HELSINGBORG HOSPITAL

Helsingborg, SV

Area

42.000 m²

Client

Region Skåne

Contract Period

2012 - 2016

Collaboration

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

HELSINGBORG HOSPITAL

Urban nature is woven into the proposal and establishes the necessary connections to the city's green structure, making the hospital an integral part of the city's pulse. The landscape encloses the entire building and provides the entire neighborhood with a much-needed recreational upgrade. The plants and the green are high priorities in the landscape plan and a diversity of native species generates robust and dynamic landscapes with a high biodiversity. The vegetation types are planted in zones with sliding transitions between each other, tall grasses and meadow plants transform into areas with taller trees and lush ground cover into spruce trees that open up into small clearings. A pedestrian and cycle path merges with the landscape and makes the hospital park generally accessible to the citizens of Helsingborg.

NEW VALUE TO THE CITY OF HELSINGBORG

Nature has a healing effect on the body. The light, the temperature, the smells, the sounds, the humidity and the complexity of the growth materials are all factors that affect the mind. When the minds are affected, associations and distractions are created, and in the encounter with nature, doors are opened to our own worlds, mindscapes, worlds that are far away from the hospital.

Nature catches our spontaneous attention and has a healing effect on the body. The combination of vegetation, water, sound and light installations creates small worlds of moods - where the individual farms become landscapes, a quiet water space that reflects the star, the sound of birds in the trees, a meadow where the rainwater creates continuous floods and variety.