Herzog & de Meuron
Competition
2013-2014
Project
2014–
Planned Completion
2025
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416_CI_170114_007_Aerial_View_PRI
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416_CO_230301_NHN_2
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416_CI_2303_Entry
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416_CI_2303_Inner-Garden
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416_CI_2303_Lobby
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Process

A beautiful landscape with little immediate context. The hospital plan is the marriage of two contradictory needs: the desire for a large central garden with views of nature, and the necessity for short internal connections.

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416_DG_1810_Form

A single, horizontal building connected to the landscape. Two-storey plinth with all treatment areas, topped by a roof garden and a two-storey ribbon of wards.

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416_DG_1810_Section
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416_CI_2303_Inner-Garden
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416_CI_2303_Entry
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416_CI_170114_001_Forrest_Approach_PRI
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416_CO_230601_NHN_1

The hospital functions like a city. A network of internal public streets and service shortcuts link the most crucial functions.

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416_DG_0000_FAKE.png
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416_CI_2303_Courtyard-Facade-L1
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416_MU_2006_DSC_2796

Patients, visitors, and staff arrive at the center of the hospital. A central hall links to the four primary vertical circulation nodes and stretches out between large, curved courtyards providing continuous connection to nature and daylight. Axial symmetry in treatment areas allows for functional flexibility and clear orientation.

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416_DG_1809_007_plan level 2_ED
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416_DG_0000_SYMMETRY.png
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416_CO_230301_NHN_3
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416_CI_2303_Lobby
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416_CO_230131_005

The wards are arranged along the perimeter, forming the large central garden. The curved geometry reduces the size of the hospital and gives the impression of a smaller, more human scale, pavilion-like building.

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416_CI_170114_007_Aerial_View_PRI
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416_CI_2303_Inner-Garden
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416_CI_1705_007_BLOOM_bedwards-lobby
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416_CI_2303_Bedwards-Corridor

Drawings

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416_DG_1810_Functional-Axo
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416_DG_1809_005_site plan
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416_DG_1809_007_plan level 2
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416_DR_1810_Section_A.tif
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416_DG_1809_Section_B.tif

Team

Facts

Client
New North Zealand Hospital
Planning
Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd., Basel, Switzerland
Executive Architect : Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Landscape Architect: Vogt Landschaftarchitekten, Zurich, Switzerland
MEP Engineering (1st and 2nd Phase): Ramboll UK, London , UK
Structural Engineering (1st and 2nd Phase): Ramboll UK, London , UK
MEP Engineering (2nd Phase): MOE, Copenhagen, Denmark
Structural Engineering (2nd Phase): MOE, Copenhagen, Denmark
Specialist / Consulting
Hospital Planning (1st Phase): IBG, Aarau, Switzerland
Hospital Planning (2nd Phase): INTEF, Trondheim, Norway
Sustainability Consulting (2nd Phase): MOE, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sustainability Consulting (1st Phase): Ramboll, UK, London, UK
Contractors
General Contractor : NCC Danmark A/S, DK, Søborg, Tobaksvejen 2A
Building Data
Gross floor area (GFA): 1'270'140 sqft, 118'000 sqm

Bibliography

Irina Davidovici: H: Hospital-as-City. The Healthcare Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron.
In: Adam Jasper (Ed.). gta papers. Social Distance. Vol. No. 5, Zurich, gta, ETH Zurich, 2021. pp. 118-131.

Julia Moellmann: “Ausgewählte Beispiele. Allgemeines Krankenhaus: New North Zealand Hospital.”
In: Julia Moellmann, Wolfgang Sunder, Oliver Zeise (Eds.) et al. “Das Patientenzimmer. Planung und Gestaltung.” Basel, Birkhäuser, 2021. pp. 100-103.

Also published in English: “Selected Case Studies. General Hospitals: New North Zealand Hospital.” In: “The Patient Room. Planning, Design, Layout.” Basel, Birkhäuser, 2021. pp. 158-160.

“Herzog & de Meuron.”
In: Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.). “Arquitectura Viva Proyectos.” Vol. No. 089, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 2018. pp. 20-23.

Location