To continue to meet the demand for specialisation and modern organisation, a master plan was drawn up for a new day hospital and technical medical services for the Sint-Andries hospital. In the design of the most recent extension, as well as internal circulation, spatial positioning and traffic flow were also thoroughly reviewed. Part of the public road was taken over and the main entrance was moved to the north side of the hospital.
In the new building, the reception area extends to the core of the hospital, from where all functions can be easily reached. There is room for a new pharmacy, emergency department, outpatient clinics and new operating theatres. Two underground parking levels have also been provided.
Both the structure of the building and the façade consisting of ceramic elements are designed flexibly in order to be easily adaptable to any modifications and later extensions.
The existing buildings will also be renovated step by step, including the geriatrics, intensive care, laboratory, medical imaging and physiotherapy departments and the existing day hospital and outpatient clinic. The catering kitchen and building services space are also being renovated. The use of renewable energy is being taken into account here, including the use of a borehole thermal energy storage system.
Masterplan, Enlargement of a hospital campus