University hospital project

The SPITAL group along with EFLA engineering is comprised of , Ask architects, Bjarni Snæbjörnsson architect, Kanon architects, Lagnatækni, Landark, Norconsult, RATIO arkitekter and Tröð architects.


The competition had two stages, alternating Planning Site of Landsspítali as a whole and implementation of the first phase of the hospital operation in the construction of 66 thousand square meters which has three main parts:


Acute core of emergency, radiological, intensive care, OR units and patient ward with 180 beds that are all in detached, patient hotel with 80 rooms, research building, parking houses and educational and office building for the University of Iceland.


The evaluation of the submitted solutions took into account among other things, architecture, external and internal structure, phase transitions, flexibility, technology and systems technology, environmental considerations, construction cost, running costs of buildings and the overall operation efficiency.


The team will complete the design work and following the tender opening the team will be responsible for the project management and design review with the buyer.


SPITAL has begun work on construction preparation of the site which include the predesign of streets, utilities, site and research, accessibility to existing buildings, etc..


Ecological approach is the guideline to the design and construction of the new hospital and the contractor who builds the structures is required to receive recognized environmental certification by the end of the project. It has been decided to follow the UK BREEAM certification system and the structures need get four out of five stars in the system.


Because of the planned construction of a new Landspítali at Hringbraut, there is now work in progress on a new plan for the area. At the same time there is work in progress on the change for the 2001-2024 General Plan of Reykjavík and the capitals greater area 2001-2024 plan.  Project description on the planning and environmental assessment has been submitted to Reykjavik Planning and Construction Division.


It is hoped that construction can begin in the second half of 2011 and be completed in 2016