Østfold Hospital

Optimal logistics and functions
The design of the hospital is inspired by its surroundings – the tall, slender fir trees, the nearby lake and the vast pine forest, which provides patients with a green view from one side of the building. At the other side, the hospital is connected with the rest of the area through its location directly at the E6 motorway.
  • Helse Sør-Øst
    Client
  • AART
    Architect collabration
  • Lambertz-Nilssen Arkitekter
    Architect collaboration
  • COWI A/S
    Engineer
  • Location
    Roald Amundsens Gate 17, Sarpsborg, Østfold
  • Year
    2008-2015
  • Size
    89.000 m²
  • Award
    Building Smart Award 2014
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The aim of the architectural design is to provide confidence-building settings where patients, visitors as well as staff feel highly prioritised.

This hospital is the only hospital in Norway to offer private rooms with en-suite bathrooms for all patients and the majority of these enjoy the green view. Østfold Hospital brings four existing hospitals and psychiatric facilities under one roof and serves the south-eastern part of Norway as a part of the Norwegian Government’s strategic efforts to optimise and enhance the Norwegian hospital system. The hospital is designed to ensure optimum logistics and flexibility and close contact with the surrounding landscape, whose life-affirming influence supports patients’ recovery process. The hospital serves a population of 300,000 people in the region of Østfold and is one of the largest new-build projects in Norway.

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The bed units as well as the treatment areas are characterised by an openness that ensures an optimum environment for communication across professional boundaries.

The project was carried out in cooperation with a total of 30 different user groups.

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The hospital serves a population of 300,000 people in the region of Østfold and is one of the largest new-build projects in Norway.
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