Livsrum Herlev is shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Award 2021 in the category Completed Buildings – Health.
Livsrum Herlev, designed and built for Danish Cancer Society in collaboration with Realdania, offers counselling and various activities for cancer patients, relatives and those left behind. It is one of seven cancer counselling centres in Denmark built to showcase a new form of healthcare architecture.
The building is designed to protect and embrace its users. It is arranged as a small urban structure of gardens and terraces on a domestic scale of two floors. A lush and welcoming interior provides a comforting homelike setting and offers users a tranquil escape. External facades screen from heavy road traffic and captures scenic features of Herlev Hospitals newly developed surrounding landscape. The project is based on sustainable and holistic solutions, integrating social architecture, function, energy and resource optimisation.
We look very much forward to present the project to the international jury and delegates at the festival in Lisbon December 1-3. See all ten finalists and their projects here.