Kebony helps set patients at ease in new Copenhagen hospice

17 January 2017

A palliative care hospice in Copenhagen has made use of Kebony wood to help create a “warm and protective atmosphere” for its patients.

Designed by NORD Architects, the urban hospice is situated in the Frederiksberg area of the Danish capital and is intended to cater for up to 16 patients. The facility aims to create a positive environment for patients, while offering them care and support.

Kebony was chosen to complement this setting and has subsequently been used throughout the build for the decking, windows and shades, door frames, as well as in outdoor spaces where it has been used to clad plant baskets, and bring elements of nature into the Hospice.
Krone Vinduer provided the custom-made windows for this project.

The project was designed to adapt to the neighbourhood, presenting a combination of spacious views and privacy for patients. Incorporating both curved and linear elements, the design allows for an impressive functional layout, built around a private inner courtyard. The design-process involved a close collaboration between the client, architects, an engineer and users of the hospice through an extensive dialogue that heavily influenced the final design.

Morten Rask Gregersen, partner at NORD Architects, Copenhagen, said: “By considering the needs of the users, clients and neighbours, the urban hospice sets a new standard of how to build innovative healthcare projects in urban contexts. We have been continuously impressed by Kebony as a material; its subtle tones are the exact look we envisaged from the offset.”

Mona Gøtske, sales manager of Kebony Denmark added: “The urban hospice is a fantastic example of Kebony’s versatility with its use in an extensive array of applications from windows and door frames to external decking.”