We view architectural design as a search for the potential beauty contained within the commission. The way in which we conduct this search is very important for us. We do it through extensive analysis and its conceptual translation into a design. That means it is solidly grounded, and every spatial problem leads by definition to a particular spatial solution.
Architectural design for hospitals
The power lies in systematic and analytic thinking that spawns a creative and specific solution. We examine complex issues such as function, sustainability, space, time and financing to arrive at and visualize suitable and feasible solutions. Moreover, we are very ambitious about adding quality to the public domain. In building for the healthcare sector, DHD has gained experience in everything from assisted living facilities to hospitals, and in the process is always working to make buildings that stand the test of time (i.e. are sustainable). A lot of study is needed for that, as is a high level of ambition within each project.
The great international interest in our work shows that its significance extends beyond the Netherlands. It is for that reason that we are working on healthcare projects from the Netherlands to Australia.
Contact: Arnold Burger, architect
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