MASTERPLAN AND CONCEPT DESIGN TO CREATE A LASTING IMPACT ON THIS CAPITAL CITY
This shortlisted competition entry proposed designs for the extension of the National Hospital of Iceland, located in a sensitive, historic and constricted site at the centre of Reykjavik.
The brief required an additional 66,000m2 to include a new emergency and treatment centre, 200 beds as well as university buildings for the Health Sciences.
Our designs considered the lasting impact of the development on the future shape of the surrounding area, emphasising links between the University and Hospital, whilst retaining key sightlines and protected views across the city.
Working with our partners TBL, JCA’s designs created a strong link through a single axis between: (a) The existing hospital which will house ambulatory services and the retained Children’s Hospital, (b) The new Main Entrance atrium that links wards and the DT block and (c) The University entrance. This axis also links into the master planning of the proposed new development area north of the site.