LINK, RATIO and BØLGEBLIKK have been chosen to design the New Drammen Hospital, Norway
LINK arkitektur AS, in collaboration with RATIO Arkitekter and BØLGEBLIKK arkitekter, was victorious in the contest to draw New Drammen Hospital.
"I am very pleased with the recognitionthat comes with drawing such an important project. Our vision is «we build spaces for better life», what is then more important than building good, human and healing hospitals. We are today engaged in hospital design throughout all of Scandinavia and utilize our experience and expertise across these countries to create future-oriented and sustainable hospital that patients, employees and the city will be proud of,says Mette Dan-Weibel", LINK Arkitektur’s Scandinavian Healthcare Director.
The collaborating partners believe that the new Drammen hospital is a particularly exciting project to develop. It is an urban hospital that should merge into the city structure of Drammen in a good way and strengthens the city's contact with the sea and to Lierstranda.
"We have established a very strong team for this task, with resources and expertise from LINK arkitektur, RATIO and BØLGEBLIKK. The team's overall Scandinavian hospital expertise, in collaboration with our urbanists and landscape competencies, will make the new hospital in Drammen a place where all people feel welcome within a safe environment with the health service, while the hospital will become a very attractive workplace.
We are looking forward to the collaboration with Helse Sør Øst, RHF, Sykehusbygg, the other advisers and future users of the hospital, who will work together with us on the sketch project with the vision «Insight and Renewal», says Kjell Rasmussen, leader of the architecture team.
"We have put together a very strong team with high competence and broad experience that complement each other well. I look forward to a creative and good cooperation towards a common goal of creating a hospital for the future", says Leif Øie, CEO LINK arkitektur.
The contract was signed on December 14th, with LINK arkitektur as contracting party and RATIO and BØLGEBLIKK as subcontractors.
The contract is for architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture
Start-up for design is in January 2018 and expected completion of construction is 2024
Planned construction start is scheduled for 2019
Drammen hospital is located in Vestre Viken in Drammen, Norway, 121,000 square meters, cost frame 8,6 billion NOK