Designed by architects A/d Amstel Architecten, two new buildings, known as "teeth", were added to the comb structure of the existing Scheper Hospital in Emmen, Netherlands.
These new buildings, completed at the end of 2006, consist of out-patient clinics on the ground floor with rooms for medical training events on the first floor, and a staff car park plus technical rooms on the underground floors. One key feature of the hospital building is the prestigious entranceway which is characterized by 11,300 sq. ft. of curved Kalzip 54/400 stucco embossed aluminium panels, formed using Kalzip XT rollforming technology. The panels were configured to form an open, upturned half barrel which extends over the fully glazed central projection of the building.
Kalzip’s XT CAD-driven rollforming allows panels to be formed into a variety of free-forming and complex shapes.
The hospital has a staff of 1,500 and is home to more than 80 clinical specialists. It is an important part of the health care services in the Dutch region of Drenthe. Nearly 400 beds provide in-patient care for around 20,000 people per year while another 180,000 receive some type of outpatient service.