Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital

, Region Hovedstaden

Copenhagen, Denmark

Exterior view
exterior view
interior view

The development of this future-thinking campus will transform the delivery of healthcare for the region’s 450,000 citizens. Six towers linked by four connecting galleries within a park-like setting will form the heart of the new campus. An international design competition awarded the project to the consortium of EYP, KHR Arkitekter, and Arup International, Ltd.

Plans for the Hospital include an Emergency Department, Imaging and Surgery Suites, and approximately 600 patient rooms. The overall project involves new construction as well as the preservation and modernization of existing structures. The sustainable design honors its historic site by maximizing daylighting and views to enhance the patient experience.

Energy Usage

136 kBtu/ft2⸱yr

Energy Use Intensity

42 %

Below the AIA 2030 Baseline

Building Facts

  • 715,855 GSF
  • 600 private rooms

I'm wildly impressed by the architects... One of the other radiographers said to me 'you have to be careful what you say, because they do it right away.'

Jan Bovin Senior Radiographer, Bispebjerg & Frederiksberg Hospital

Forward-thinking design combines best practices from both American and European healthcare. The consortium of EYP, KHR Arkitekter, and Arup were awarded the Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital project after an international competition. The article describes some of the innovative design solutions that will transform the healthcare experience in Denmark.