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Nova hospital: new technologies in creation of medical institutions


In 2020, construction of an ultra-modern medical center with application state-of-the-art architectural and technological solutions was completed in Finland.


Nova Hospital comprises a major state investment throughout the whole history of Central Finland, as well as the first hospital built in Finland since the year 1980. The gross area of the building comprises 108 345 m2, investments into its construction – 411 million Euros, as well as 89 million Euros as costs for information technologies and medical equipment.


The institution renders specialized health care services for the 275 thousand residents of Central Finland and primary medical and sanitary aid to the 56 thousand residents of the city of Jyväskylä it is located in.



The main idea of creation of the hospital was to make the patient into the center of attention and provide him with the best medical service. For this purpose, the concept of a new generation hospital was developed, in which the principles of functionality, medical aid rendering technologies, as well as internal aesthetic and architecture of the building were completely rethought.


Nova Hospital architecture



The old hospital consisted of several buildings separated according to four functional directions. JKMM architects successfully integrated these zones into one building, thus considerably optimizing the links between various departments.


An additional objective of the construction was to reduce the hospital operation costs by 10%, and for this purpose the Ruukki energy efficient sandwich panels were used as a series of wall structures. Ruukki panels with EI 240 fire rating were used for construction of the lift shafts.


Nova Hospital


The building was implemented in the trendy dark-graphite colors, while the external and internal walls of the hospital were designed in a single concept with usage of Ruukki design profiles.



Whole and perforated Ruukki design profiles Ruukki Design Rome S34 were used for arranging ventilated facades. In non-heated areas requiring good lighting (places for ambulance vehicle stops, plantrooms etc.) perforated profiles were used, allowing to visually distinguish the premises and at the same time to let light and air through.



For interior design, Ruukki Design Rome S34 and Design Venice S10 profiles with 30% perforation were used, produced from 0.7 mm thick anodized aluminium. Application of aluminium was caused by the need to ensure long life of structures for 100 years in case of operation in the conditions of frequent washing and disinfection. Vertically erected profiles serve as partitions letting light through, thus creating an open space and free volume for air circulation within the building.



The ideas for creating the interiors were taken from the architecture of the central parks of Finland. As the result, using shape and color, the designers made the nature of national parks close to the hospital visitors and staff.


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