Planning world‐class hospitals
Thinking ahead 
Tapping into the urban health resource
v/ Helle Søholt, Partner & CEO
Gehl ...
5 important themes in urban p
planning are interrelated
”People at the 
f l ”centre of planning” 
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban ...
A people approach must take into account individual, 
social and cultural needs of people. 
The Social Field of Vision:
Di...
Healing Hospitals / Healing Gardens
5 km / hour architecture 
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1...
The modern paradox:
A lot of planning result in “anti life design” 
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kong...
Decades of one sided focus on the logistics of hospitals
Have created suburban campus areas for hospitals and universities...
Planning 2010: How far are we? – What have we learned?
Still today planning and design is influenced by functionalism and ...
Focus on architectural landmarks 
Life between buildings is not taking into account
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consul...
How do we create new synergies between the hospital 
and the surrounding city?
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants...
There is a need for a paradigme shift in planningp g p g
19001900
19601960
20002000
2010+2010+
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Qua...
Thinking ahead:
What is the role the future hospitals?
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ...
Effectiveness!Effectiveness!
The hospital as a machine needs to work, accessibility to and from needs to be prioritized, 
...
Culture
Opens up and reach out in order toOpens up and reach out in order to 
connect with surrounding urban cultural 
and...
Location need of knowledge institutions and organizations
Moving towards stronger needs for urbanity 
Gehl Architects ∙ Ur...
4 suggested new themes 
for the future urban hospitalsfor the future urban hospitals
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consu...
”Quality of Life”
The future hospital is no longer a function in society for treatment 
It grows into a learning instituti...
”Hospitality”
The future hospital is not a place were most patients are hospitalized 
but a host for visits of people and ...
”Openness”
The future hospital is no longer a closed system of highly technical buildings
The walls are open, activities a...
“People First”
h f h i l i l di i l l f d i iThe future hospital is no longer a traditional lean focused organization
It g...
The hospitals are a resource for the cityThe hospitals are a resource for the city 
&
the city is a health resource for th...
The hospital health resourcesThe hospital health resources
Workplaces, meeting places, a place for exchange of knowledge a...
The urban health resources
H ti l l f lt l d i l h f fHomes, meeting places, a place for cultural and social exchange, a f...
In Summary: Thinking ahead
What is effectiveness?
Current primary focus? 
on “cost” and “energy”
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Q...
In Summary: Thinking ahead
What is effectiveness?
Reach cost effectiveness 
By ensuring long term added urban value of pub...
Think: Cities for People
www gehlarchitects dk
Thank you
Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.t...
For Discussion:For Discussion:
What is the future role of the hospital?
How is flexibility and connectivity achieved betwe...
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  1. 1. Planning world‐class hospitals Thinking ahead  Tapping into the urban health resource v/ Helle Søholt, Partner & CEO Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  2. 2. 5 important themes in urban p planning are interrelated ”People at the  f l ”centre of planning”  Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  3. 3. A people approach must take into account individual,  social and cultural needs of people.  The Social Field of Vision: Distance 100‐0 5m Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk Distance 100 0,5m G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  4. 4. Healing Hospitals / Healing Gardens 5 km / hour architecture  Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  5. 5. The modern paradox: A lot of planning result in “anti life design”  Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dkWelcome! G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  6. 6. Decades of one sided focus on the logistics of hospitals Have created suburban campus areas for hospitals and universities Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  7. 7. Planning 2010: How far are we? – What have we learned? Still today planning and design is influenced by functionalism and systems thinking 1960 Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  8. 8. Focus on architectural landmarks  Life between buildings is not taking into account Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  9. 9. How do we create new synergies between the hospital  and the surrounding city? Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  10. 10. There is a need for a paradigme shift in planningp g p g 19001900 19601960 20002000 2010+2010+ Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  11. 11. Thinking ahead: What is the role the future hospitals? Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  12. 12. Effectiveness!Effectiveness! The hospital as a machine needs to work, accessibility to and from needs to be prioritized,  ambulances should have easy access, logistically department should be effectively linked, medical  treatments should be the best in the worldtreatments should be the best in the world….. What is the role of the hospital in the city? Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  13. 13. Culture Opens up and reach out in order toOpens up and reach out in order to  connect with surrounding urban cultural  and social resources  TheThe  Knowledge City A i I tiAttractiveness Is accessible and inviting to many people  enabling them to take part in urban life Innovation Make space for exchange of  knowledge and the meeting of  l Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk people G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  14. 14. Location need of knowledge institutions and organizations Moving towards stronger needs for urbanity  Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  15. 15. 4 suggested new themes  for the future urban hospitalsfor the future urban hospitals Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  16. 16. ”Quality of Life” The future hospital is no longer a function in society for treatment  It grows into a learning institution with preventative lifestyle related activities  Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  17. 17. ”Hospitality” The future hospital is not a place were most patients are hospitalized  but a host for visits of people and integrated mix of  urban functions   Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  18. 18. ”Openness” The future hospital is no longer a closed system of highly technical buildings The walls are open, activities are visible and landscape is integrated   Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  19. 19. “People First” h f h i l i l di i l l f d i iThe future hospital is no longer a traditional lean focused organization It grows into a network organization, engaging key actors, patients and citizens  Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  20. 20. The hospitals are a resource for the cityThe hospitals are a resource for the city  & the city is a health resource for the hospitalsthe city is a health resource for the hospitals Hospital The City The Hospital City Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  21. 21. The hospital health resourcesThe hospital health resources Workplaces, meeting places, a place for exchange of knowledge and ideas, a  learning institution, a place for treatments, a place for visitors, a place for all     Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  22. 22. The urban health resources H ti l l f lt l d i l h f fHomes, meeting places, a place for cultural and social exchange, a frame for  healthy lifestyles, a place for recreation, a place for all.     Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  23. 23. In Summary: Thinking ahead What is effectiveness? Current primary focus?  on “cost” and “energy” Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  24. 24. In Summary: Thinking ahead What is effectiveness? Reach cost effectiveness  By ensuring long term added urban value of public investments   Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  25. 25. Think: Cities for People www gehlarchitects dk Thank you Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk www.gehlarchitects.dk G EH L AR C H ITEC TS
  26. 26. For Discussion:For Discussion: What is the future role of the hospital? How is flexibility and connectivity achieved between Quality of Life How are the hospitals developed as knowledge peoples homes, lives, lifestyle and the hospital as an institution? Hospitality How are the hospitals developed as knowledge districts? – and how can these areas host a mixed of functions, uses, activities and visitors? Openness  How are buildings and activities inside connected to spaces outside? – and how can the hospital as a whole be connected to the surrounding city? Life First How are key people in surrounding organizations, citizens and patients involved in the development of future hospitals? and in which phases? g y Gehl Architects ∙ Urban Quality Consultants ∙ Gl. Kongevej 1, 4.tv ∙ DK‐1610 Copenhagen V ∙ www.gehlarchitects.dk future hospitals? – and in which phases? G EH L AR C H ITEC TS

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