AZ Alma is the fusion of the former Elisabeth hospital of Sijsele and the clinic Heilig Hart of Eeklo in a new modern setting.
Customer: contractor MGB in collaboration with engineering agency SDK Brugge
Need: Total air handling unit equipment for a modern hospital
Solution: 41 AHU’s and 21 AHU’s for hygienic application, 110 post-heating coils ATpicco, 61 cassette fan coil units for ceiling installation, 8 unit heaters, 3 warm air curtains
A hospital ready for tomorrow
The former buildings of both campuses of AZ Alma no longer met the needs of a contemporary care project. That is why a new building became necessary. The new project comprises a site of approximately 60.000 m².
Two large T-shaped wings form the concept of the hospital, with a backing medical-technical block and centrally a glass atrium, as the heart of the site. The two wings (block B & C) consist of seven building layers, one of which is partly underground and a roof floor with the technical rooms.
Functionality, sustainability and care accommodation are of paramount importance in the realization of this regional, well-accessible and service-oriented hospital. By refinement of the program and the use of new materials and techniques, the design evolves with time. This way the hospital was not founded on obsolete insights of 10 years ago, but prepared for a period of 30 years.
Rudy Maertens, general director of the hospital, says that a hospital normally is not a place where people want to be, but the idea was to make that stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Henk Vincent, responsible of the master plan and the facility services, worked around the principles of quality, safety, efficiency, reliability and future-friendliness. All these characteristics are also reflected in the chosen equipment. Not only is the work material of state-of-the art quality, also for the air treatment, only the best was good enough.
FläktGroup was selected to deliver the air handling equipment for amongst others the operating chambers, entrance hall, kitchen, patient rooms, server and data rooms.
Thanks to the total installed AHU’s, every m³ of air within the hospital can be refreshed in just 3 minutes.