3XN Wins Competition to Design Danish National Children’s Hospital

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A design team led by Danish firm 3XN has been selected as the winner of a competition to design the National Children’s Hospital in Copenhagen. Officially named BørneRiget, the hospital emphasizes the importance of play as well as family in medical treatment. The $350 million hospital is slated for completion in 2024.

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The nine-floor hospital will span more than 630,00 square feet in the form of two hands. Each hand will be outfitted with a publicly accessible wrist, which will house family lounges. Each finger will accommodate patient rooms as well as winter gardens. The layout also ensures a minimal distance between program areas, exceeding no more than 65 feet. The design will ultimately be equipped to house up to 900 patients and 1,200 doctors.

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Architema Architects, Niras, Rosan Bosch Studio, and Kirstine Jensens Tegnestue will assist on the project.