Herlev Hospital is getting a new addition and growing in size. With an expansion and a growing demand to the larger hospital, a new parking house to accommodate this increased traffic was necessary. The parking house has a total of 11 levels of parking, divided into two buildings of 5 and 6 levels with space for up to 524 cars.
The facade of the building was created in a dark bronze-colored anodized stretch metal, which will complement the new hospital buildings. The metal facade was bent into waves across the building and stacked in a pattern of variating heights. This created a facade that shifts as you move around the building, and changes appearance throughout the course of a day. To integrate the new green recreational areas from the hospital project, the building will have plants growing wild up the facade. The living facade will create an organic transition from the green surrounding nature, to the parking house and hospital buildings. It will give a softer expression to the building, that will live and move just like its surroundings.
Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson were main structural designers on the above-ground steel and concrete construction. This included optimizing columns, beams, concrete slabs and ramps, as well as the fire design of the beams and columns among other things. The parking house is designed by Mangor & Nagel Architects with NCC as main contractor.
The parking house was taken into use in spring of 2018.
Image credit: Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson and Mangor & Nagel Architects.