North-Estonian Medical Centre
J. Sütiste Road 19, Tallinn, Estonia
under construction since 2005
SA Põhja-Eesti Regionaalhaigla
Architectural Design Office PLUSS
It is the most modern hospital building in the Baltic Sea region technologically 100% digital and up-to-date, logistically innovative and with high efficiency potential and the highest possible safety level for the patient as well as for the staff.
This is an innovative diagnostics and active treatment complex, the place where the hospitalís most technology-dependent treatments are administered. With the completion of the first stage of the campus, the availability of high-tech clinic and emergency medical care has been markedly improved for over 800,000 people living in the medical centre service area of northern, western, central and North-Eastern Estonia. While some buildings allow for a very creative design approach, almost like sketching the first strokes on a blank sheet of paper, then the design of the North Estonia Medical Centre is based on very strict functional requirements.
The task for an architect has been very difficult since the hospital has many closely related functional departments with complex demands. Therefore the architectonics of the building could not be derived by the architectís inspiration, but are instead dictated by interior functionality, layering, inner routes, distribution of departments and connection between them. The apearance of the X block is calm, darker-hued and presentable-looking, which is like the heart of a medical campus, regulating the movements between all other departments.
First stage of the establishment of the North Estonia Medical Centre X-block has total floor space of 29,807m2, other stages as B – block cover ~33 000 m2, C and D – block ~28 000 m2 and A – block ~3000m2