VUmc Imaging Center

Amsterdam

Leader in imaging and research

 

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) wants to remain the leader in the field of medical imaging. All its activities related to imaging techniques are to be concentrated in the new Imaging Center. ‘Top-class care and research in a modern and, above all, flexible building.’ The project focuses on synergy, flexibility and sustainability.

 

The new building will house the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine departments, Cyclotron BV and the Laser Centre. It may be extended in the future with an intervention unit that includes hybrid operating theatres. The physical clustering of all imaging disciplines is a crucial step towards synergy in this field. Meeting, communication and collaboration are therefore at the heart of the design. The building will be an interactive platform for the various users.

 

The large quantity of imaging equipment, the state-of-the-art laboratories and the wide diversity of users call for a great deal of flexibility. Moreover, it must be possible to quickly adapt the building to continually developing research equipment.

 

Imaging Center will be a BREEAM-NL Excellent building. Given the special purpose of the building, this is a challenging task.

 

 

Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Program

Centre for medical imaging, research and encouraging radiopharmacology

 

Size

18,100m² GFA

 

Period

2011 – 2019

 

Status

In progress

 

Sustainability

BREEAM Very Good

 

Client

VU Medisch Centrum

 

Team

Tom Vlemingh, Hans Beekhoven, Paul Numan, Bert Muijres, Tim Loeters, Roy Pype, Frank Pörtzgen, Gert van Rijssen, Joost van Weerd, Alfons van de Berg, Joris Alofs, Frans Frederiks

 

Consultants

AT Osborne, DDock, Royal HaskoningDHV, IBS, Olivier Spek Architecten, Peutz, Studio Hartzema