Ny Østergade Masterplan

How to create an integrated new

neighborhood across the train tracks

The design-process of the building consisted of a close collaboration between architects, clients and users through a dialogue based process that had a major impact on the final design.

‘By considering the needs of the users, client and neighbours, Urban Hospice sets a new standard on how you can build innovative healthcare projects in urban contexts.’ says Morten Rask Gregersen partner in NORD Architects Copenhagen. The project was designed at a scale that adapted to the neighbourhood, presenting a combination of spacious views and privacy for the patients.

The project is expected to be completed in April 2016 and will accommodate a capacity of 16 beds.

NORD Architects has designed a new hospice for the deaconess community, located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The project will replace the existing hospice, designed to reflect and support the notion that healing architecture has a positive effect on palliative patients.

The overall form and concept were heavily influenced by the complex site conditions and the proximity of the neighbouring built context. Within these parameters, the vision was to create a warm and protecting atmosphere. The design incorporates both curved and rectilinear elements that allow for an optimal functional layout, built around a private inner courtyard.

Each and every component of the upcoming district must understand the city, its spirit, resources, urban life and people

– both physically, spatially and economically


Roskilde, Denmark
Roskilde Municipality
Masterplan for housing, retail and offices
90.000 m2 building area
Cornelius+Vöge, GHB Landskab, Sweco,
Blue Bakery, Rendbæk Consulting
Competition proposal

NORD Architects A/S  - Hejrevej 37, 2. - 2400 Copenhagen NV Denmark  +45 3369 0908