LINK Arkitektur announces international healthcare architecture expansion2021-03-09
Copenhagen, 2 March 2021. LINK Arkitektur (“LINK”), a leading Scandinavian architectural business in life-science and hospital design, today announced an exciting new strategy to expand its award-winning healing architecture practice internationally.
New International Strategy
Taking Scandinavian Healthcare Design Global
The Scandinavian approach to life-science and hospital design is recognised across the world for focussing on the benefits of healing architecture. LINK is at the forefront of this enterprise. As a Scandinavian leader, LINK has taken a significant market position in design and construction management of hospitals and clinical facilities, at a time when healthcare could not be more important. Much of this success is attributed to three factors, namely understanding the value of evidence-based design, creating efficient workflows for staff, and employing the benefits of healing architecture to nurture the physical and mental wellbeing of patients.
Recognising the success achieved in Scandinavia, LINK today announced a new strategy to expand its practice internationally. To lead this opportunity, Mikael Pontoppidan, former Head of Business Development at LINK Arkitektur Denmark will move to a new group-wide position as Commercial Director for International Projects.
Commenting on the new, Mikael said: “I am excited to build on LINK’s strong Scandinavian foundation in healthcare, and expand our potential overseas, starting in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa. When it comes to designing healthcare and clinical facilities, our unique human-centred design focus will bring an outlook to how healthcare facilities can be experienced by staff, visitors, and most importantly of all, patients."
LINK has already embarked on developing projects in the Middle East and Africa. To further advance its international growth strategy, LINK intends to consolidate external partnerships, strengthen ties with its parent Multiconsult, and as part of a wider initiative, is also pleased to announce that it has joined the prestigious, International Design Alliance.
LINK is a leading Scandinavian architectural business. With over 500 employees across Norway, Sweden and Denmark, it is among the world’s 50 largest architecture firms. LINK is a subsidiary of the larger Multiconsult Group, a leading Norwegian consulting engineer and design business with global projects and a 100-year history.
LINK is recognised as one of the leading life-science and hospital design architects in Scandinavia, a position that is has consolidated over the last decade, with awards to design and manage construction of new projects including: Helsingborg Hospital; The New North Wing at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen; Drammen Hospital; Aalborg University Hospital; Västerås Emergency Hospital and most recently the new Oslo University Hospital.