Hospital AZ Groeninge, Courtrai/Belgium
A major complex on a human scale
Four clinics in Kortrijk have combined to form a regional clinic with 865 beds in order to offer the greatest possible diversity of diagnostic and treatment facilities.
A structure featuring courtyards and wings proved to be the ideal way to create manageable dimensions on a human scale - in conjunction with the prevailing three-storey design. The four-storey block A forms the centrepiece which houses all the technical, complex infrastructure, i.e. IC unit, operating theatres, labs, pathology, maternity wards and neonatal care. Thanks to the central location of this block, the connecting routes are short and easy to find. Blocks B, C, D and E will all be built around an internal courtyard when construction is finally completed.
|Contact person||Christoph Arpagaus|
|Client||Algemeen Ziekenhuis Groeninghe v.z.w.|
|Architects||Itten+Brechbühl AG, be baumschlager eberle, FDA arch. & Ing.|
|Competition||1st rank 2000|
|Start of construction||2005|
|Start of operation||2017|
|Floor area||115 717 m2|
|Construction volume||489 485 m3|
|Photos||Werner Huthmacher, Berlin|