The new beds at "New Forensic Psychiatry Sct. Hans" is under development. A mock-up of the bed room is being built so that spatialities, materials and fittings can be tested 1:1. During the development of the 126 beds, we are working on creating homely elements that contribute to reducing the institutionalisation of patients. The main feature of the bed room is a wooden cabinet which provides space for the patient's belongings in the form of a built-in cupboard, shelves and a table. The wood creates a warm and cosy atmosphere in the room which contributes to a feeling of homeliness. Further work is done to give the patient the possibility of differentiated light settings, thus creating different situations and moods.The window sill has become a sitting oak, a personal space where the patient can read, enjoy the view or simply relax. The functions are combined in one large piece of furniture as an integral part of the room. This gives the room a calmness that leaves room for the patient to occupy and personalise the space. Main featuresThe project consists of four senior units, outdoor and indoor communal activities and an arrival house with staff and visitor facilities.


Each late unit is designed as a cluster around three major courtyard spaces. The arrival building is located in extension of the axis Tofteparken, in the existing Sct. Hans Øst and serves as the visual gateway to the development. The building itself forms the perimeter around the site. The entire development is linked by an inner garden corridor with associated communal functions. In the centre is the large and eventful activity park from which, due to the layout of the buildings on the site and the sloping terrain, there is a view of the park, outdoor activity areas and the landscape, but never directly into a dwelling. The dwellings are always located with a view of the landscape and never with a view obstruction between two dwellings. The focus on the workflow, well-being and safety of the staff and patients is a consistent parameter of the plan layout.The project consciously works with the healing architecture, the importance of light, air and nature. Thus, throughout the building there are views of the stunning landscape or green garden spaces. One always moves from view to view.