Cancer & Health
Photo: Bo Bolther
Nørre Allé 45, 2200 Copenhagen N
- Hoist / ramp / level access to the front door
- Level access in the building / site (no stairs)
- Level access to outdoor areas
- Accessible restroom
- Locked doors can be opened from the outside in case of emergency
- Chairs or benches to rest on
- Possible to eat / drink
- Disabled parking
- Member of Solsikkesnoren
- Member of God adgang
Can architecture be healing? And how do the physical surroundings affect our health and quality of life during treatment? You can get answers to these questions when you visit the Centre for Cancer & Health in Nørrebro during Open House.
Behind a distinctive facade, you will find an advisory center that looks more like a home than an institution. This is the Centre for Cancer & Health – an advisory center for people diagnosed with cancer, featuring a design based on the idea that architecture can have a healing effect.
The building, which stands in stark contrast to the surrounding red-brick residential blocks of Copenhagen’s Nørrebro, is built up around a large courtyard. Bright and protected, and clad in wood. When you step inside, you are met, not by a reception area, but by an open kitchen. During Open House, you can explore the building with the striking exterior and the calming interior, and find out if it also has a healing effect on you.
A New Type of Healthcare Architecture
Can architecture be healing? If you ask NORD Architects, the firm behind this remarkable building on Nørre Allé, the answer is, yes. They have created a new type of healthcare building based on the idea that architecture can influence the healing process and the quality of life while receiving treatment. Homeyness, room for community, welcoming materials, plenty of daylight, and a size that isn’t too overwhelming – these are some of the most effective elements that characterize the building’s design.
In addition, the original idea for the building was to call attention to and break down taboos about cancer. For this reason, the building hasn’t been hidden away, but rather designed to stand out in the everyday bustle of the city.
Experience Healing Architecture for Yourself
Open House invites you to take a look inside the Centre for Cancer & Health. Experience a new type of healthcare architecture, designed to give people with cancer the best possible quality of life while receiving treatment. So dropby Nørrebro and experience the building’s unique healing effects for yourself.