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Ratio Arkitekter team up with Link Arkitektur and Bølgeblikk Arkitekter for designing a new hospital in Drammen. The preliminary project was delivered in 2018, and the team has now been engaged for the detail project and execution. The preliminary project includes 122,000 m2 of newbuilds.
South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority HF
122 000 m² BTA
Architect and interior designer
The new hospital in Drammen is to be the local hospital for Drammen Municipality, Lier Municipality and parts of Asker Municipality (Røyken and Hurum), as well as parts of Holmestrand Municipality (Sande), and have regional functions for all of Western Viken. The hospital will have integrated premises for somatic medicine, mental health care and interdisciplinary, specialized substance abuse treatment.
The plot at Brakerøya is closed to the centre of Drammen, in an area that also extends to the neighbouring municipality of Lier. The area has been reassigned from industrial activity to urban development. The hospital will have an urban location with short distances to public transport and the train station at Brakerøya. The area will have good road connections and new routes for cyclists and pedestrians.
The plot is defined by the Drammenselva river and the fjord to the south, and by Helsegata and Drammen Helsepark to the north. The hospital is adopted to the characteristics of the plot, with an urban side with tall volumes towards Helsegata, descending towards the river and the fjord. The view and contact with close outdoor areas as well as the large landscape have influenced the location of the various features.
The hospital is organised with a common main entrance for all functions in an access building. A continuous glass street connects the various building volumes and functions, provides daylight and visibility, and contributes to navigability. All treatment functions, sampling and inpatient beds are accessible through stairs and elevators from the glass street.
The hospital is scheduled to be completed in 2025.
Kari Anne Munthe-Kaas
+47 91 88 85 14