BDP's Bispebjerg Hospital plan, Denmark
BDP and Drees and Sommer Nordic picked from shortlist of eight
BDP and Danish firm Drees and Sommer Nordic are the final two practices in the running to masterplan a new hospital and psychiatry unit in Copenhagen.
They beat six other shortlisted practices including Mecanoo and Atkins. More than 50 teams originally applied.
The competition is to design a 26ha hospital complex in the Bispebjerg suburb of the Danish capital which provides modern facilities while respecting the site’s history.
Andrew Smith, head of healthcare at BDP, said: “Danish hospital projects are, in our view, currently the best in the world due to their high design aspirations. And the project at Bispebjerg is a unique opportunity to develop the parkland site whilst respecting and learning from the original patient centred designs.”
The judges described BDP’s proposal as “innovative and creative”.
A final winner will be announced in June with the hospital expected to open in 2025.