Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Jiri Havran

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

With a central location and nature close by lays Southern Oslo psychiatric centre. The building houses three different psychiatric units and 230 employees. The program was complex and the goal was to combine safe environment for the patients with an inviting façade and open spaces for the public and employees.

Administration and treatment is in the main building, around an open atrium, and whit a courtyard in front in extension of Mortensrud square. The day units are separated in three units on ground level towards east. Creating a safe environment for the patients, with good relations between indoor and outdoor spaces was important.

Grey brick is the main material but there is used oiled oak and glass around entrances. The Petersen D91 brick was chosen together with a light mortar to give the façade a warm expression. The brick has been used in different ways to create reliefs in the facade. Both developer, entrepreneur and architect have focused on low as possible environmental impact.

The project was nominated for the Oslo city architecture price 2016.

Design team:

Hille Melbye Arkitekter

Photographer: Jiri Havran

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Jiri Havran

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Jiri Havran

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Espen Grønli

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Jiri Havran

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×

Photographer: Jiri Havran

Southern Oslo psychiatric centre / OUS Mortensrud by Hille Melbye Arkitekter | Therapy centres / spas ×