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The new Zealand University Hospital by Politecnica in Denmark


Politecnica, one of the leading integrated design consulting firms for architecture, engineering and urban planning, fully owned by Italian shareholders, is the Italian studio chosen by the Construction Companies Itinera (Gruppo Gavio) and CMB of Carpi (Modena) to design the enlargement of the University and Hospital complex in Køge, a town located south of Copenhagen, in Denmark.

Politecnica will be the leader of the International Group of Design Consultants including EKJ Consulting Engineers of Copenhagen: its expertise related to hospital and healthcare facilities together with its methodological solutions set in the Danish context, permitted to optimize the team’s technical offer which proved crucial for the award of the prestigious international contract to the Italian Construction Companies.

The project involves the expansion and new construction works of the existing hospital, which from the present 64.000 s.m. and 296 beds will be enlarged to 185.000 s.m. and 789 beds. By this intervention all the regional hospital wards, first aid/emergency and research facilities will be moved and concentrated in the Zealand University Hospital, featuring a single, newly built structure.

This will turn the Zealand University Hospital in the largest one in the region and among the biggest in Northern Europe, entailing EUR 295 million total investment: the complex, forming an excellence hub for biomedical sciences research, will host the hospital departments equipped with sophisticated medical technology, as well as some areas intended for the university students and congress activities.

In addition, the entire project will be performed on BIM platform (Building Information Modelling), for the effective approach of the intervention complexity and the required integration of the disciplines and special expertise to be covered.

Enea Sermasi, Partner Engineer and Head of International Business Development, said:

We are very proud of designing the expansion and reconstruction of the largest public hospital in the Zealand region. This is the result of the considerable acknowledgement in Northern Europe of consolidated track-record in healthcare. Assuring non-stop activity throughout the works implementation was an essential requirement of the Client, which has represented the project most challenging topic for Politecnica, ever since the tender stage. The Client has considerably appreciated our architectural and engineering solutions, attaching special attention to the collaborative approach towards all the involved Stakeholders. The communication with the personnel in charge of the hospital infrastructure, the competent authorities, the construction company and the other subcontractors will be a key element in optimizing the entire project daily management. Politecnica’s Professionals do in fact believe in the participated design process as the priority strategy to offer shared, stable and long-lasting agreed solutions.”

The expected works completion year is 2024.