As a reference institution, the Jessa Hospital offers a wide range of innovative and high-quality medicine and patient care, in collaboration with the partner hospitals in its network. Jessa wishes to offer compassionate care to the patient and their family and to involve them actively in both the individual care process and the hospital policy. With more than 380 doctors and doctor-specialists in training and more than 3100 staff members, Jessa is the leading employer in the province of Limburg. In April 2016 Jessa obtained its third successive NIAZ accreditation (NIAZ: Dutch Institute for Accreditation in Care), as the first Belgian hospital according to the international NIAZ-Qmentum norms. Besides all the traditional medical specialisms that are available in most hospitals, Jessa also offers a large number of reference functions – highly specialized, leading clinical services and sub-specializations. These generally involve treatments for which cutting-edge equipment, particular provisions and/or specific expertise are necessary, with a generally supra-regional character.
Jessa has partnerships of many years in the field of various medical specialisms with the surrounding hospitals AZ Vesalius, Sint-Franciskusziekenhuis and Sint-Trudoziekenhuis. In line with policy evolutions, the clinical network of South-West Limburg is currently being extended with these partners, the objective being to continue to offer quality care as close as possible to the patient and together to develop a quality offer that is as broad as possible to keep patients as much as possible in the regional network. In terms of contents, three dimensions stand out in the vision for the future: demonstrable quality and patient participation in the care process, an HR (doctor) policy centred on attracting and retaining the better care professionals, and a new, strong collaboration model with the general practitioner circles and the future primary healthcare zones.
To achieve its objectives, Jessa wishes to invest in a new unified campus where all current services will be centralized. Today Jessa is spread over three distinct campuses (Virga Jesse and Salvator in Hasselt and Sint-Ursula in Herk-de-Stad). Besides these care campuses, there is a fourth supporting campus in the industrial estate of Ekkelgaarden-Hasselt, where logistical functions and central sterilization are housed.
Located on the Prins-Bisschopssingel (R71) of Hasselt along the Luikersteenweg (N20), the project zone Salvator+ is defined in the Hasselt-Genk Regional Spatial Implementation Plan (GRUP) as a blue zone and at present houses, among other things, the current Salvator Hospital. This zone measures 17.5 ha and comprises the buildings to be demolished of the old Salvator rest home and of the former National Bank. The objective is to house on this site the newly constructed hospital and a number of closely related additional functions. The existing hospital infrastructure on the Salvator site must remain operational during the works and will be razed after the new building is brought into use. The Virga Jesse and Sint-Ursula sites will then also be abandoned. The Ekkelgaarden site will remain in use during an initial phase, until the central sterilization installation has been condemned.
The Jessa Hospital also wishes to make maximum use, in the immediate surroundings of the Salvator+ site, and more particularly in the Pietelbeek-Zuid area (located to the east of the N20 and in the north bordered by the Gouverneur Roppesingel (R71)), of the possibilities for the establishment of suitable additional functions that do not have to be programmed in immediate interaction with the care campus, such as research facilities, care-related corporate activities, housing and (day-centre) stay functions like a hotel and care relief as an alternative to voluntary family care. The complete research area will be delimited in consultation with the study team.
On the basis of the above objective and vision, Jessa has set out a number of basic principles for its innovative and future-oriented unified campus. The new Jessa care campus must have a positive impact on the patient, offer an ergonomic and pleasant work environment, and create a hospitable and warm atmosphere within a professional context. The whole must be easily reachable, accessible and readable, and it must support (individual) patient-oriented, integrated care. The safety of all user groups and the quality of the care must be supported to the fullest. Jessa wishes to be able to continue to respond rapidly and efficiently, including with its infrastructure, to future changes in the care landscape and in society (growth, decrease, care-related and technological innovations, etc.).
For Jessa, sustainability is an important theme, not only as regards the construction but also as regards the everyday (care) processes and the maintenance of the buildings. The overall sustainability vision must focus on three pillars, i.e. ‘healing environment’, ‘flexibility/adaptability’ and ‘low operational cost/manageability’.
The new design supports to the utmost the optimization of the everyday processes. Attention must be paid to a fluid patient flow, the efficient use of space, the distinct circulation of the different flows of people and equipment. The point of departure must be an intensive standardization so that an answer can always be provided to the needs and desires of the different users. The spatial quality of the project must be translated into an optimal, quality experience value of the indoor and outdoor spaces, aimed at the various users.
In translating the above vision into actual design choices, the project’s financial feasibility must be taken into account.
The assignment comprises four parts:
- A master plan must be designed for the project zone Salvator+. It must feature the new hospital, certain additional functions and the car park, as well as a new school and student accommodation (current buildings to be demolished). When opening up Salvator+, the broader context must also be considered (presence of assisted-living centre/recuperation stay and monastery). The city of Hasselt and the Agency for Roads and Traffic (AWV) have already set out the lines of force of an opening-up plan for the site. The point of departure is a primary opening-up via the Voogdijstraat in the direction of the E313, completed by a second opening-up via the main ring around Hasselt (R71). An additional opening-up can be provided via the prolongation of the Ekkelgaarden street, where an extra plot of land E467E (zone plot outside the GRUP) could be acquired.
- Furthermore, the design team must develop a planologically founded vision for the way in which, by increasing the spatial return on neighbouring sites and in particular the Pietelbeek-Zuid site, sufficient room can be made for, among other things, the above additional functions that do not need to be programmed in direct interaction with the care campus itself. Attention must here be paid to the functional organizational and spatial connection with the hospital. This study, carried out in consultation with the relevant authorities, will later also be used in the context of the GRUP that will be drawn up by the competent authorities. The end result of the planologic vision note is a set of objectives that are guiding for the spatial development, in which the various sketched spatial scenarios are possible and the intended programme can be realized
- A concrete and detailed master plan for additional functions at a specific zone (as defined in the planologic vision) on Pietelbeek-Zuid must subsequently be designed.
- Lastly, the assignment comprises the further elaboration of the new hospital and car park on the project zone Salvator+, as well as monitoring during construction. In the current vision, the unified campus comprises 866 hospitalization beds (including 90 revalidation and 54 intensive beds), 220 places for day-care treatment, 36 operating theatres, 60 dialysis posts, 4 NMR rooms, and 5 bunkers. The total comes to an estimated surface area of 142,000 m2. Parking requirements are evaluated at 2250 spaces. The estimated budget for the hospital and car park is 269 million euro. The design team will also be tasked with drawing up the technical financial plan, obtaining the environmental permit, the Environmental Impact Assessment (MER) (if necessary, an exemption), providing the EPB report and the layout of the outdoor area. The design team ensures that the entire process is supported by the Building Information Model (BIM).
The organization of the open space will be approached from the perspective of ‘system thinking’. This means: the interaction of the site with the landscape, with the natural, economic and social processes, and the contribution in terms of environment quality, sustainable urban energy systems, climate adaptation and mitigation, social cohesion and a space-efficient and eco-friendly mobility.
Given the reform of the care sector, the realization of the project will occur via an assignment in parts. Jessa intends to work with definite and conditional parts when determining the assignment. With this assignment, Jessa has the possibility to assign both the design of the master plan and its complete or partial realization to one and the same design team. The definite parts of this assignment are the design of the master plan Salvator+, the drafting of the planologically founded vision for Pietelbeek-Zuid, and the technical financial plan of the hospital and car park as well as the design activities required for that purpose.
When setting the fees, various methods of budgetary control must be taken into account.
- Architecture, stability and technical installations: minimum 6% and maximum 8.5% of the total investment amount of the works. This percentage includes the fees for the EPB, but not the safety coordination and the obligations in terms of the MER.
- Master plan Salvator+: maximum amount of €250,000 (excl. VAT).
- Planologic vision Pietelbeek-Zuid: maximum amount of €50,000 (excl. VAT).
- For other parts of the study assignment, such as the layout of the surrounding area, compliance with duties regarding the MER project, the demolition work and the movable furniture (not medical), the designer will make a fee proposal.
- The layout of the Pietelbeek Zuid master plan is being implemented on a time and expense basis.
- Overall design-based expertise with regard to the project assignment;
- Professional competence;
- Relevant experience.
When submitting the tender, candidates must show that studies can be carried out in the following fields by the designer: landscape architecture, urban planning (master planning), mobility, architecture, stability and technical installations, BIM, EPB, planning permission (incl. environmental aspects), drawing up the MER project. The design team must also demonstrate its know-how regarding sub-elements that are characteristic of a hospital in Flanders, i.e. in the field of recognition norms and recommendations, subsidy procedures, the technical equipment specific to hospitals and the programmatic complexity within the hospital construction. This can be done, for instance, via team composition, the CVs of team members or concrete references of one’s own. Team composition will be evaluated under selection criterion 2, i.e. professional competence.
The allocation criteria, in order of decreasing importance, are the following:
- the quality of the concept and vision and of the research by design in light of the aims and expectations of the public principal as formulated in the specifications
- process-orientation and process-readiness
- the approach to sustainability
- the fee
- control of the project cost
The weighting according to the above list of criteria is as follows: 4/3/2/1/1.
All-inclusive study assignment for the design of a master plan for the project area Salvator+, the construction of a new hospital and car park (including the organization of the open space) on the project area Salvator+ and the development of a planologically founded vision for, among other things, additional functions and the design of a master plan on the Pietelbeek-Zuid site
- Project description
- a2o-architecten cvba, Studio Paula Viganò, VK Studio Architects, Planners & Designers
- Architectenvennootschap AR-TE, NU architectuuratelier, Poponcini & Lootens ir architecten bvba
- Daidalos Peutz Bouwfysisch Ingenieursbureau bvba, EGM architecten bv, LIST, Stéphane Beel architect, Sweco Belgium BV, VOGT Landscape Limited
- KAAN Architecten, Low architecten, Wiegerinck Architecten Arnhem B.V.
- osararchitects nv, Robbrecht en Daem architecten
Project area Salvator+ is broadly located between the Salvatorstraat, the Luikersteenweg, Ekkelgaarden and the Voogdijstraat in Hasselt. / The Pietelbeek-Zuid area lies to the east of the Luikersteenweg and is bordered in the north by the R71.
- Selectievergadering: 27 Mar 2019
- Indienen: 17 Dec 2019
Jessa ziekenhuis vzw
Competitive procedure with negotiation
Estimated budget: €269,000,000 (hospital and car park) / Number of estimated square metres in the built programme: 142,000 m² (hospital), 2250 parking spaces (excl. VAT) (excl. Fees)
See project description
€67,500 (excl. VAT) per candidate (including virtual 3D model), 5 candidates