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Does where you heal affect how you heal? C.F. Møller Architects thinks so, as evidenced by its design for one of Europe’s largest hospitals. Located in Denmark, Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) is equal parts urban plan and treatment centre. 

The firm already knew the site’s full medical history, having devised its last hospital project in the 1980s. This made for a smooth transition when, as part of Denmark’s strategy to consolidate top expertise and equipment in fewer, larger and more efficient super-hospitals, it became time for the complex to grow by 216,000 square metres. After five years of planning, construction of AUH began in 2012; the expansion followed the same logic prescribed by its predecessor, favouring...

C.F. Møller Brings a Healthier Approach to Aarhus University Hospital

More like a small town than an institutional megastructure, this sprawling Danish hospital embraces the tenets of healing architecture.

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