KuiperCompagnons designs complex utility buildings such as hospitals and healthcare centers. We create designs at various scales, from master plans to fixed and loose furnishings. All these plans are generic, future-proof, and allow space for innovation.
We design for people. Whether it's employees, visitors, residents, or patients, their comfort is crucial. The experience of space plays a vital role: people want to be able to identify with their environment. Recognizability and atmosphere are the key ingredients. The design is based on intensive dialogue with future users, following the game-set-match method.
Generic and flexible
The functions of the designed spaces in all buildings will change over time. By analyzing the processes, we take this into account when creating the design. We use our own developed IGLO method in the design. The foundation of the IGLO method is generic design, eliminating the need for remodeling when there is a change in use. At every scale, the most optimal structure needs to be considered at an early stage, from the shell to the interior.
Renovation and refurbishment
All hospitals remain operational during construction work. We consider the best way to achieve this as part of our task. By devising alternate routes, we avoid blockages during the renovation, making the final plan more flexible in use. A smart combination with phasing ensures that we can successfully carry out even the most complicated renovations. For example, at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, we made it possible to renovate an operating department while keeping 7 out of 8 operating rooms operational during the renovation. Ultimately, all rooms were renewed.
Strategic accommodation plans
We provide support in strategic accommodation planning for some of our clients. Through BIM technology, we provide insights into the layout and use of these organizations. This overview provides a strong foundation for future plans that we develop together with stakeholders.