The New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, is a beautiful example of a building not compromising on either form or function. High-quality design and construction have ensured the completion of one of the world’s best hospitals for children. Its architectural design was rewarded in 2018 with the Finlandia Prize for Architecture.
Parma was chosen to deliver 3 200 precast elements, including sandwich elements, hollow-core, prestressed and solid slabs. Children’s hospitals are among the most complex of all healthcare buildings: the quality cannot be compromised. During the project, great emphasis was placed on moisture and cleanliness management.
Windows were pre-installed at Consolis Parma factory to the sandwich elements used for the facades to increase quality and reduce operations on site. The use of precast solutions and the successful scheduling of deliveries saved time in the most critical phases of the project. The hospital was handed over to the client two months ahead of schedule.