Instituut Verbeeten

Breda

Open and intimate

A radiotherapy satellite location was developed for Instituut Verbeeten next to the Amphia Hospital in Breda. The new building and its two radiation bunkers cuts travelling time for patients living on the fringes of the catchment area. A healing environment is the main design principle.

 

Patients experience daylight at every step of their treatment. The shell around the building creates various patios in the waiting and treatment rooms. It forms a filter between the outside world and the building, creating a feeling of openness and privacy.

 

Furniture from previous decades provides the desired intimacy. The furniture was completely restored and given a second lease of life. The symbolism of “a second lease of life” is something many patients express before and after their treatment.

Shaping the atmosphere of a room can have a positive influence on the healing process. In the radiation bunkers, patients can select music and the colour of the light themselves, which reduces stress levels.

 

The project was nominated for the 2012 Hedy d’Ancona Award.

 

 

Location

Breda, Netherlands

 

Program

Center for radiotherapy

 

Size

1,794 m² GFA

 

Period

2007 – 2010

 

Status

Realised

 

Client

Instituut Verbeeten

 

User

Instituut Verbeeten

 

Team

Jarno Nillesen, Alfons van de Berg, Frans Frederiks, Henk Ellenkamp, Carl Peter Goossen, Marieke van ‘t Hoff, Gerard Kasteel, Miriam Poch, Paul Numan, Roy Pype

 

In collaboration with

Aronsohn, Deerns raadgevend ingenieurs, Gebroeders Brouwer, FabriekNL

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