Rigshospitalet’s new Patient Hotel and Administration Building celebrates Topping-Out Ceremony


The building is scheduled for completion in spring 2015 and will be the first part of Copenhagen’s new Rigshospital to complete. Like the upcoming new North Wing, the patient hotel and administration building is characterized by a strong connection to the adjacent public parks. This will benefit both patients and staff.

The building, which broke ground in January and today celebrates its topping-out ceremony, will appear as two Vs on top of each other, pointing in opposite directions. Thus, there will be a clear visual separation between the two main functions: patient hotel and hospital administration. The facade appears as a horizontal relief clad with light natural stone, Jura Gelb.

Inside the Vs are two atriums with skylights. They provide natural light deep into the building and will function as arrival areas and centers for both administration and patient hotel. Open staircases in both atria connect the individual floors.

All hotel rooms, of approx. 20 m2, have a private balcony facing the parks and the surrounding buildings. The hotel restaurant will be facing the ‘Amor Park,’ giving guests a good opportunity to enjoy their meals in the green surroundings.

The employees of the administration at the hospital will benefit from two roof terraces. One is located on the fourth floor and the other is located on the top floor and extended by a greened roof where employees can relax during their breaks. The top floor will contain meeting rooms and an available flex space that can be used for representation and events.

The Patient Hotel will house 74 rooms on the three lower floors. The administration's three floors are placed on top. The gross area is approx. 8.000m², of which approximately 1.100 m² basement.

Project Team:

Architect: 3XN

Total Advisor: aarhus arkitekterne

Engineer: Grontmij

Landscape: Kirstine Jensen Architects