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Klina General Hospital, oncology

Location Brasschaat, Belgium
Timeline 2010 - 2014

design and realisation of a radiotherapy, oncology and dialysis department

Intro

This department is fully outsourced to the Iridium Cancer Network, an independent organisation responsible for the cancer centres in Antwerp hospitals. The concept makes a clear distinction between the reception area with consultations and offices, and the actual treatment area. VK's designers ensure that the space is experienced to the full, thus reducing the clinical aspect.

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Client(s)
  • AZ Klina
Architects
  • VK
Stats
3400 m²

Story

The design wants to replace the clinical hospital atmosphere with an environment that offers an enjoyable and spacious ambiance.

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As a designer, VK is involved in various projects for the Klina hospital. The program consists of an extension of the oncology service with consultation rooms and bunkers, an extension of the emergency service with a connecting bridge to the existing building, additional supporting functions for oncology, a dialysis room for 18 patients and technical rooms.

Oncology

This department is completely contracted out to the Iridium cancer network, an external and independent organisation that is responsible for the cancer treatment centres of several Antwerp hospitals.

In the Klina hospital, 2 bunkers were realised for the installation of the newest appliances - Varian Clinac accelerators. The concept clearly separates the reception area, the consultations rooms and offices from the actual treatment zone. As such, a patient coming in for a consultation or check-up, without having been diagnosed with cancer (at that point), does not have to be confronted with the explicit aspect of the treatment rooms.

A large patio in the centre of the building provides ample day light and space. The design wants to replace the clinical hospital atmosphere with an environment that offers an enjoyable and spacious ambiance.

VK wants to offer a healing environment, where technology meets human dignity. Patient friendliness and a pleasant working environment for the personnel, were the main aspects of this concept.

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