Eye clinic first to move into Helsingborg Hospital's eastern wing

FOJAB arkitekter and BSK Arkitekter are jointly responsible for the major transformation of Helsingborg Hospital's main building. The first phase is now complete and the eastern wing is getting ready for occupancy. The first to move into the new premises is the eye clinic.

Helsingborg Hospital is being rebuilt to meet future requirements for modern care units and treatment methods. The aim is to create a general and flexible structure that will be able to function for different types of activities in the future.

The first phase has included program, system and construction documentation for the 12,000 m² East Wing of the hospital's characteristic cruciform building. The wing has been completely renovated both internally and externally, all technical systems have been replaced and the facade is new. The Eye Clinic/Operation on the 15th floor is the first to move into the new premises, followed by a phased move of wards.

An important starting point in the project has been the orientation and light in the premises. The eye clinic has a simple and clear floor plan with large glass sections that let in daylight from all directions. Colors and material choices are consistently light with wood elements, and permeate the entire wing. More and better spaces have been created for both staff and patients.

- As architects, we can make a big difference for patients and staff. The soft values are very important. I am thinking of views, daylight, beautiful colors and good materials. The physical environment should be both beautiful and functional," says Anna Hjort, commissioned architect at FOJAB arkitekter.

Work will now begin on emptying the North Wing, which will undergo an equally extensive renovation and is expected to be completed in 2019. Similar work is planned for the South and West wings in 2019-2023.