Angered Local Hospital, Gothenburg

Gathering all activities in one place makes the healthcare service more accessible to Gothenburg residents living in the eastern areas of the city. This improves the possibility of interacting with patients earlier in their care pathway, thus reducing the overall need for treatment. The purpose of Angered Local Hospital is to improve public health in the area where average life expectancy is currently nine years lower than in the rest of Gothenburg.

FACTS

Project: Angered Local Hospital

Role: Architect 

Size: 18,500 m²

Location: Gothenburg

Client: Västfastigheter

Lead architect: Pernilla Norden

Angered Local Hospital is situated in north-east Gothenburg and is the first new local hospital in Sweden. The building houses outpatient treatment, patient rooms and diagnostics, with particular focus on treating families, children and young people in a socially disadvantaged area with many immigrants.

The local hospital comprises two buildings interconnected by a glass corridor. All facilities are easily accessible, making it easier for staff to cooperate on various activities. This will improve treatment efficiency and heighten patient safety.

The main entrance is covered by wood panelling to give a warm and welcoming impression. In order to strengthen the building’s interconnectedness with its surroundings, Sweco developed a pattern that is printed on the interior and exterior surfaces of the building. The pattern represents Angered’s town centre and its surroundings. The interior atria, decorated by various artists, are laid out to enable patients and family to meet in a calm, peaceful environment.

The hospital complex is certified in the Silver Class for Green Buildings. Due to the new energy targets set by the Region, an important aspect of the project was to minimise the building’s energy consumption. Putting solar cells on the roof makes it possible for the building to be self-sufficient. Sweco was also responsible for the building’s technical installations. The temperature of each room can be regulated individually.

 

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