Health is one of the most important facets of life. DHD wants to design the most appropriate facilities to support your health. What is more important than being healthy? And if your health is not perfect, healthcare organizations will do all they can to make you healthy again. It is common knowledge that organizations perform much better if they work in well-designed facilities. ‘The best facilities for the best healthcare.’
Sustainability means using materials, energy and water carefully, and making comfortable and flexible accommodation. Sustainability is far more than just saving energy. Even the beauty of the building is a determining factor. Ten aspects determine sustainability: Surrounding, Connectivity, Lifetime, Material Use, Waste, CO2 Emissions, Health and Safety, User Value, Energy Flows, Beauty. The total score for these ten aspects determines the degree of sustainability.
Rapidly changing societies demand future-proof buildings ready for the next generation. In thinking about a new hospital, DHD is very aware that it will be used by the next generation. That is why we conceive many future scenarios, and the new building must accommodate them all. In view of its calculated lifespan, the design of a Next Generation Hospital must take the next generation into account.
Dutch Design: innovation by thinking out of the box, effectiveness, to the point and well-shaped. 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.
The only certainty about the future is the uncertainty. Society is changing rapidly, and the healthcare sector even faster. Building for the healthcare sector means looking as far as possible into the future. But isn’t a building’s lifespan far too long for that? DHD considers uncertainty about the future as our only certainty.
A healing environment reduces stress and stimulates a lust for life by connecting patients to nature. Reducing stress by embracing daylight and introducing vistas to the surrounding landscapes in which nature plays a significant role has a positive influence on the recovery of patients. Nature is healthy. Everybody enjoys a stroll through greenery now and again.