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BULLETIN
Edited by Anne DiNardo

A hospice operator in Denmark answers demand by bucking
cultural tradition and building a new site in the city-where people
wish to spend their final days
Hospice facilities provide a place where the terminally ill can be cared for in their final days. In Denmark,
they've traditionally been located in the countryside or just outside cities to take advantage of the country's picturesque natural landscape, says Morten Gregersen, partner and architect at Nord Architects
(Copenhagen, Denmark). But demand for an alternative is growing.
In 2013, the Diakoniss Foundation (Frederiksberg, Denmark), which operates hospice, medical, and
rehabilitation facilities, began working with Nord to build the country's first urban hospice. "[It] reflects a
wish and need from people living in the cities their whole lives and wanting to stay 'at home' where they
belong until the last moment," says Gregersen, whose firm was the lead consultant providing design and
management services on the project. "The urban perspective is also a question of dying close to and
surrounded by your relatives."
The Urban Hospice opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, in summer 2016. The 24,036-square-foot
facility is located on a tight site in a densely populated neighborhood with nearby historic buildings. To
overcome the site constraints and complement neighboring residences, the design team, which collaborated with MASU Planning (Struenseegade, Denmark) and Ramboll (Copenhagen), decided to give the
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ADAM M├śRK

At home

Above: The hospice was designed
to fit on a compressed urban site by
breaking up the volume and creating
smaller units. The two-story facility has
a roof-top terrace, while the semicircular
cutouts around the perimeter house
small courtyards. Opposite, top: The
hospice's curved central common areas
have private and open seating areas
placed throughout to support patients'
and family members' different needs.
Opposite, below: Large windows
provide access to changing levels of
daylight and shadows throughout the
day, while wood paneling and frames
add texture and a tactile quality to the
serene environment.


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Bulletin
Come together
All ages welcome
Welcome
2017 Jury
Seen and heard
A reinvention
Illuminating ideas
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