Gallery: Denmark’s New Odense Hospital is a Healing City of Glass Amid ...

Henning Larsen Architects recently won an international design competition with their plans for the new Odense University Hospital in Denmark. Situated close to the city center amidst a scenic old-growth forest, the OUH will use the surrounding landscape as a way to heal its patients. The holistic facility features a light footprint that incorporates nature at every turn to create an environment replete with peace and serenity. Daylight floods in through the glass-lined buildings, and rainwater will be collected to feed the many ponds and surrounding landscape.

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  1. terryjr91 April 18, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Is it just me, or is that Olivia Wilde in the background of picture 11?

  2. anothervoice April 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I always thought hospitals were just a little too clinical, as if they were designed by engineers… This is about right, because a substantial percentage of becoming healthy is just living your life. Trees, plants, wildlife and a big garden go a long way in putting people right again.

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