Workshops & Studios

Teaching teamDAVID TAPIAS, MICHAEL ASGAARD ANDERSEN, NIELS NYGAARD, TINA HINGE CHRISTOFFERSEN

InstitutionAARHUS ARKITEKTSKOLE

Year2019

ProgramMASTER, TP2, STUDIO 2C

A last Home, Hospice in Kolind

How can architecture frame the end of life for dying patients?
Throughout our lives, we are engaged with the healthcare system of the welfare state. Many of us are born in a public hospital and continue to use it when we grow up, for example when we get injured or become sick. Some also spent the last part of their life in the healthcare system. When designing a new hospice complex, a number of challenges emerge.
To mention a few: How to create a room, which for many patients will be their last home and the one, where they die? How to establish meaningful and functional relations between patients, relatives and staff? How to make an appropriate expression for a hospice internally and to the outer world?

Site:

The area of the project is north of the light rail at Kolind. In phase 1 the area should be analyzed, and in phase 2 each student should select a specific location for their project. The location of the hospice should be within reasonable walking distance from Kolind station.

Process:

Phase 1. Site and precedent analysis.
– Analysis of the site and its surroundings
– Analysis of existing hospices in Denmark

Phase 2. Sketch proposals.
– Spatial and material study of a patient room
– Diagrammatic study of the program’s organization
– Selection and study of the placement of the complex

Phase 3. Design development.
– Structural and detail study of a patient room
– Study of the spatiality of the entire hospice
– Further study of relations between complex and surroundings

Phase 4. Project proposal.
– Finalization of DR (Design Realization)documents
– Further development at all scales of the project
– Finalization of project proposal

Alberte Jael Søby Nissen and Sofie Krog Buskov

Simon Smedsmo