Award winning architectural firm, Nord Architects, has unveiled its latest design; a contemporary Urban Hospice intended to create a positive environment while offering support for patients in need of palliative care. Located in the tranquil setting of Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, the vision was to provide a warm and protective atmosphere for the patients. The overall form and concept of the hospice was heavily influenced by the complex site conditions and the proximity of the neighbouring buildings. Within these parameters, the vision was to create a warm and protecting atmosphere. Kebony was chosen to complement this setting and has subsequently been used throughout the build for the decking, windows and shades, door frames, as well as in outdoor spaces where Kebony clad plant baskets bring elements of nature into the Hospice.
Morten Rask Gregersen, Partner at NORD Architects, Copenhagen explained, “By considering the needs of the users, clients and neighbours, the Urban Hospice sets a new standard of how to build innovative healthcare projects in urban contexts. We have been continuously impressed by Kebony as a material; its subtle tones are the exact look we envisaged from the offset.”