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Dutch Design refers the design aesthetic that is specific to designers from the Netherlands. It is renowned for being minimalist, conceptual, innovative, unconventional, humorous and cost effective.

Dutch Design finds expression in a combination of high quality architecture, buildings with a soul, significance for the city, efficiency, high standards for an affordable price, sustainability, and feet on the ground. In the area that the Netherlands has at its disposal, Dutch architects face the tough challenge of making maximum use of limited space. That often entails thinking out of the box‚ because standard solutions are frequently very inadequate. This often leads to new concepts and solutions, which would not have been achieved without the limitations. That is about the result.

But Dutch Design also includes particular characteristics of the process needed to reach that result. The Dutch process to design a hospital is characterized by creating widespread support for the project, particularly in terms of function, through extensive consultation with hospital staff. Consultation ensures that the design responds to the organization and how it works. Achieving support through consultation is often referred to as the ‘polder model’, because people must agree with the plan for a polder and then collaborate on its construction.

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Dutch Design refers the design aesthetic that is specific the Netherlands.

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  • Moscow Medical Centre
    Medical Centre Moscow
    Moscow, Russia

    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.

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  • Next Generation Hospital Slovakia
    NGH Bratislava
    Michalovce, Slovakia

    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.

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  • Wanica Health Center, Suriname
    Wanica Health Center
    Wanica, Suriname

    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.

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  • The Asclepius!
    Sielnica, Slovakia

    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.

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  • Nursing Home Vivaldi Zoetermeer
    Vivaldi Nursing Home
    Zoetermeer, Netherlands

    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.

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  • Martini Hospital
    Groningen, Holland

    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.

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  • NGH Michalovce
    Michalovce, Slovakia

    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.

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  • Haga Hospital
    The Hague, Holland

    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.

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  • Gelre Hospital, Zutphen - Poli pilot
    Gelre Hospital
    Zutphen, Holland

    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.

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  • NEWS: Launch Health~Holland Guide 2015-2016

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  • NEWS: Martini Pavilion wins 3rd prize

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  • NEWS: Italian universities visit Martini Hospital

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  • NEWS: Martini Pavilion nominated for the architecture award 2015 Groningen

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  • NEWS: Dutch Hospital Design becomes member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

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  • NEWS: Dutch Healthcare best in Europe

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  • NEWS: How to respond to the future of healthcare

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  • NEWS: Dutch Hospital Design designs a new Hospital for Michalovce

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  • NEWS: IBA selected to install UMCG Proton Therapy system

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  • NEWS: Visit of Singapore delegation in Alkmaar

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