Skejby Psychiatric Centre

Integrated psychiatric centre at the Skejby Super Hospital
When Skejby Hospital was selected as a new super hospital, it was also decided to merge the psychiatric hospital, which was located in Risskov, with Skejby Hospital in order to enhance the opportunities of close cooperation with the somatic department and to become an even larger part of one of the leading research environments in Denmark.
  • Region Midtjylland
    Client
  • KPC Byg
    PPP-Client
  • Arkitema Urban
    Landscape
  • Grontmij
    Engineer
  • TalR
    Integrated art
  • Randi & Katrine
    Integrated art
  • Eva Koch
    Integrated art
  • Location
    Palle Juul- Jensens Boulevard, Skejby
  • Year
    2014-2019
  • Size
    50.000 m²
  • Awards
    European Healthcare Design Award 2019
Arkitema Skejby Psychiatry 08 Photo Niels Nygaard web
Arkitema Skejby Psyk Photo Niels Nygaard 19 web

The project is based on the knowledge of the planned building structure of Skejby Hospital, which is arranged like a city with a hierarchy of districts, streets, open spaces and squares. One of the overall objectives was for the new psychiatric hospital to become a natural part of the hospital city and the surrounding landscape. The psychiatric hospital has a psychiatric department for children and a psychiatric department for adults with outpatient clinics and inpatient units with a total area of 40,000 m², and a detached centre for forensic psychiatry covering approx. 10,000 m².

Arkitema Skejby Psyk Photo Niels Nygaard 14 redigeret web
In this pink universe, it is easy to forget where you are, it is cosy here with an almost homely atmosphere.

Psychiatry in Aarhus has a long and proud history of integrating art as a healing element of the treatment. In fact, there is a fine arts collection which belongs to the psychiatric care services of Aarhus. In order to make this collection identifiable and also create different, homely as well as unique settings for the patients, Danish contemporary artist Tal R produced an entirely unique art project involving exhibition furniture and showcasing patients' artworks. A universe entirely in pink where the artists and the architect selected 21 shades of pink. The art project clearly marks where the public area and common areas start and where people can sit down and relax. In this pink universe, it is easy to forget where you are, it is cosy here and there is an almost homely atmosphere. The area functions both as a waiting and a dining area.

Arkitema Skejby Psychiatry 07 Photo Niels Nygaard web
The project was based on extensive user processes and involvement of patient associations.
Arkitema Skejby Psyk Photo Niels Nygaard 04 web

The project was developed in a PPP team in close dialogue with the clients, and furthermore based on extensive user processes and involvement of patient associations.

Arkitema Skejby Psychiatry 01 Photo Niels Nygaard web