Spaarne Hospital Car Park


EPA Award as valuable recognition


The design of the multi-storey car park is what differentiates it from others. The utilitarian parking spaces are concealed by a black aluminium skin in which various patterns have been perforated; when night falls, the image of human DNA emerges from these patterns. The facade is slightly transparent so that you can look outside from inside the building and so cars are still noticeable on the outside.


The car park has been designed to suit the specific needs of hospital visitors. Apart from having wide and disabled parking spaces, wheelchairs are available and there are payment terminals at wheelchair height. The entrance and exit to the car park are separate and there is a one-way traffic system in use.


The multi-storey car park was awarded the European Parking Association Award. The key criteria for this award were practicality, functionalism, construction, design and maintenance. The jury report states: “The Spaarne multi-storey car park is the result of an exceptional collaboration between Q-Park and Spaarne Hospital. The multi-storey car park provides comfort suited to the specific needs of hospital visitors. (…) This car park also stands out because of its unique artistic design.”




Hoofddorp, Netherlands



Five-storey car park with space for 690 cars



16,500 m² GFA



2009 – 2010






Spaarne ziekenhuis



Spaarne ziekenhuis



Hans Beekhoven, Wouter Jan de Pachter, Mischa Willemse



Aronson, Deerns, Smits Rinsma, QPark



European Parking Award 2007