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 will have a total of 11 floors of parking, divided into two buildings of 5 and 6 floors. It will have spaces for up to 524 cars.
The facade of the building will be created in a dark bronze-colored anodized metal, which will complement the new hospital buildings. The metal facade will be bent into waves across the building and stacked in a pattern of variating heights. This will create a facade that will shift as you move around the building, and during the course of a day. To integrate the new green recreational areas from the hospital project, the parking house will have plants growing up the facade. The living facade will create an organic transition from the green surrounding nature, to the parking house and built areas of the hospital. It will give a softer expression to the building, that will live and move just like its surroundings.
The project is designed by Mangor & Nagel Architects, NCC were the main contractors with Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson as the structural engineers.
Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson designed the structural system. This includes optimizing columns, beams, concrete slabs and ramps, as well as the fire design of the beams and columns.
The parking house was taken into use in spring of 2018.
Image credit: Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson and Mangor & Nagel Architects.