The New Karolinska Solna Hospital, designed by White Tengbom Team, wins the Future Healthcare Design category in the prestigious European Healthcare Design Awards 2017.
The devise “patient first” has guided the Nya Karolinska Solna project; planning and design is based on the patients’ safety, integrity and comfort. The hospital is being built to operate for up to a hundred years, and White Tengbom Team has therefore planned the building complex as general, flexible and of high quality. It is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced building projects, Sweden’s most complex BIM project, the first hospital to be environmentally certified according to Swedish and international standards and also the heart of a whole new district which is developing around the urban hospital between Stockholm and Solna.
The prize is awarded by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange and aims to highlight “a future healthcare project that can demonstrate the potential for outstanding outcomes in masterplanning, place making, wellness and sustainability in alignment with the strategic requirements of the healthcare provider to transform their services within the wider community, regional or national health system”. The prize is awarded in ten categories with nominees from all over the world.
White Tengbom Team was formed in 2010 to meet the architectural challenges for The New Karolinska Solna Hospital. It is a project-specific company, where two of Sweden’s largest architectural practices, Tengbom and White, work together to design the hospital.