Sweco Paatela Architects Oy completes a 'human hospital environment' in Helsinki
The Triangle Hospital in the Meilahti hospital area functions as a specialised hospital for internal medicine, with a total of 210 patient beds in wards of hematology, pulmonary diseases, cardiology, nephrology, organ transplantation and infectious diseases. In addition two wards contain a day hospital unit with 30 beds, a dialysis unit and outpatient departments for hematology, pulmonary diseases, nephrology and infectious diseases. Located in the basement is a MRI diagnosis department with three examination units. On top of the seven floor building there is a two-storey technical plant room and a helicopter pad.
The form and thus the name of the ‘Triangle Hospital' building was determined by the very limited lot available for the building in the existing hospital area in downtown Helsinki. The building was designed in accordance with the latest knowledge of sustainability and functional flexibility for any future needs in carrying out it's task as a modern and functionally effective hospital.
The design was done and the brief developed in very close co-operation with the representatives of the hospital staff to meet all their present needs and with flexibility for the changing future demands. The building represents the latest example of 'human hospital environment' with large patient rooms, all with private spacious bathrooms, and modern communication technology for each patient. Many of the rooms have a beautiful view to the sea. In the building there are two glass-covered atriums for patients, visitors and staff with plentiful of natural light, plants and art.