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Helsingborg Hospital

Helsingborg Hospital

Skåne Regional Council plans to invest over 10 billion SEK in future health care, with one of its priority areas being Helsingborg Hospital. The goal for Helsingborg and Skåne Regional Council is to provide world-class health care, but this requires modern and efficient buildings. That’s why there is now heavy investment in hospitals in Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg.

The renovation and expansion of Helsingborg Hospital includes new buildings as well as the renovation of existing buildings for around 4.8 billion SEK. Skåne Regional Council will be renovating and expanding the site of Helsingborg's hospital over an eight-year period. The goal is to develop the most modern acute care hospital in Sweden with improved health and safety and a world-class emergency hospital that is well equipped to meet future requirements.

The extension of Helsingborg Hospital has been designed as a single building with architecture relating both to the existing hospital and the surrounding city. The building houses three areas of activity: the out-patient clinic and laboratories on the lower levels of the building, while the top levels containing the psychiatric ward open up to a more transparent structure. Key to the whole design has been flexibility, a clear layout, variety, human scale, green courtyards and optimal conditions for daylight.

Among the many improvements will be a new building and the modernisation of the existing main building. The car park will also be extended so that there will be enough room for everyone. The refurbishment will also provide light, inviting rooms, a new nursing ward with private rooms for all in-patients, an ultramodern neonatal ward and a surgical ward that meets all the needs of advanced care. 

The building is flexible and therefore sustainable with regard to future demands for changes in use and function. It has a uniform sculptural expression which meets all the requirements for functionality but at the same time corresponds with the scale of the surrounding buildings. The shifting and indented façade creates varying spaces and makes it possible to adapt the structure by creating open and closed sections depending on the function required.

A hallway makes up the spine of the building from where its different functions can be clearly seen. The building has a double function as a dynamic urban street with a fine network of intersections, squares, views and green courtyards.

In the psychiatric ward, the emphasis is on an environment that allows for both relaxation and activities. This will have both a calming and inspiring effect on the patients, who are thereby challenged in a secure setting. The layout of the ward is clear, and the green roofs create a distinct, undisturbed landscape. The composition of the wards creates sheltered, inner courtyards signaling calm and safety. From the upper levels, the patients have a panoramic view over the city and Oresund, which in turn affords plenty of daylight in the rooms.

Contact

Malin Kihlman
Project Area Director for hospital development in Helsingborg
Mail: Malin.Kihlman@skane.se

Facts

Area extension
36,000 m2
 Total area
136,000 m2
Investment
4.8 billion SEK
Project duration
2015 - 2023
 Funded by
Skåne Regional Council
 Architect
Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects K/S

 

Distance

Helsingborg Central Station
800 m. / 11 min.
Copenhagen Airport (Scandinavia's largest airport)
60 min.
Helsingborg-Ängelhom Airport
30 min.
Halmstad Airport 60 min.
Malmö Airport
60 min.
 European routes (E4, E6 / E20)  Direct connection

 

Contact

Malin Kihlman
Project Area Director for hospital development in Helsingborg
Mail: Malin.Kihlman@skane.se