Dutch Hospital Design is a multidisciplinary team of specialists applying comprehensive concepts and creating fully integrated designs for next generation hospitals. Our aim is to meet all future needs by designing :
optimal organizations, functioning and ICT support;
healing environments in harmony with their surroundings;
flexible architecture that adapts to changing needs;
sustainable services that minimize energy costs.
Dutch Hospital Design works closely with clients to explore all choices throughout the design and development process and after the building opens.
The Next Generation Hospital is a combination of bits, bricks and brains. It starts with the brains. This is about searching for answers to future challenges. What are the ways of working in the future hospital? By looking at trends in society, and other sectors such as the financial and aviation industries, we find the right inspiration to create better healthcare processes.
Landscape architecture concerns the design of outdoor space. It ranges in scale from master plan to outdoor furniture — in the city, near the city, or far from the city. Commissions often concern the siting of buildings. Issues raised include the natural conditions of the site, the water system, existing nature, ground and height lines. The essence of the city and landscape is understood through thorough visual analysis.
Good architecture is a result of thorough conceptual analysis. A good building is the sum of a powerful idea, inspiring detailing and sound construction. That begins long before the design and ends long afterwards. We view architecture 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.
All technology is there to serve the needs of safety, comfort and use. A Next Generation Hospital functions so well thanks to the smart technology that is permanently serving the patients, the visitors and the hospital staff. The expertise that is needed to translate technology into user-friendly applications can only be achieved through many years of experience and empathy.
DHD possesses all technological disciplines within its network and involves them in an integral design process, which is supported by the most advanced software tools. By thinking ahead, we create hospitals that stand the test of time.
A safe and flexible structure is the support that accommodates all facilities. Resilience. It is self-evident that structures must be safe. Structure must be sufficient over their expected lifespan. Our design philosophy is to detail buildings that are resilient enough to withstand calamities and guarantee the safety of their occupants without the need for heavy and expensive structures.
Advice from a range of specialists is vital in ensuring the smooth functioning of a hospital. Designing a hospital is a complex process in which complex decisions have to be taken. To consider all aspects before taking a decision at the highest level, one needs advice from several additional specialists. DHD can provide the right specialists in the areas of Facility Management, Healing Environment Consultancy, Medical Equipment, ICT, Change Management, Cost Management, Financial Consultancy and so on. DHD cooperates intensively with a range of specialists working in the field of hospital organization and hospital design.
The new Medical Centre in Moscow will be situated on the grounds of an historically significant villa surrounded by a grove of oak trees.
Dutch Hospital Design’s design solution was on the one hand to provide a respectful architectural treatment towards the historical mansion and on the other hand to retain as much of the existing oak trees as possible.
For a long time the capital of Slovakia has been looking forward to getting a new hospital facility. To have a broad and diverse choice of the design of the new hospital, Penta investments set out an international competition for the definition and design of the 70,000 m² building.
A flagship hospital for Suriname in a tropical climate. Dutch Hospital Design and the Van den Berg group architects designed this new flagship hospital for the government of Suriname, a small country on the Northern side of South America. The hospital will be situated in the suburb of Wanica situated near Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname.
Looking to Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing, one can say that although the knowledge of healthcare was very advanced in ancient times, it cannot be compared to our current possibilities and certainly not to those that lie ahead. In the same way, hospitals built in ancient times cannot be compared with those of today. On the other hand, people now and then don’t differ too much. In fact, they are more or less the same and have comparable needs.
The main challenge for the design of the new nursing home was to make it suitable for the uncertainty of future needs. Through a thorough analysis we realized that not the quality of nursing but the quality of living was the most important factor to achieve the best change of use for a building with an economic lifespan of 40 years or longer.
The design for the new Martini Hospital takes the theme of flexibility a step further. That led to an IFD status (Industrial, Flexible and Demountable Building System) awarded by the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Dutch Hospital Design recently took part in a design competion for a new hospital in Michalovce, a town in Eastern Slovakia. The competition arose from Svet Zdravia’s (client) ambition to achieve similar high healthcare standards to Western Europe and to consolidate various healthcare facilities in the region into one complex in Michalovce. The project involves a minimal renovation of the existing hospital of about 9,000m² and the addition of a new building of around 13,000m².
In 2008, the Haga Hospital started a programme of innovation to improve working procedures. This programme consists of online services for patients, digitization of information flows, and a more patient-centred approach.
The Haga Hospital, a large hospital that occupies a number of sites in The Hague, also decided to group all care services in one facility. That meant moving the Juliana Children’s Hospital to the main location, which has also been renovated and enlarged with a new building.
The new Gelre Hospital opened its doors on 2 October 2010. This is the first Dutch hospital financed entirely by the hospital itself, instead of by the state, which was common until recently in the Netherlands. The hospital is smaller than the old building, and that meant that many logistical and efficiency issues had to be addressed.