The new Isala Hospital building located in Zwolle was designed from both a highly dedicated medical-technical and health stimulating human perspective. The 108.000 square metres are spatially divided into 4 buildings called butterflies, due to their plan shape, with lush Atrium gardens. The Isala hospital was designed by the collaborating a/d amstel and Alberts & Van Huut architects offices (AMI) and their design team partners.
From the entrance hall patients are led to one of the "butterflies" staircases by a meandering patient corridor. The corridor gives views and access to gardens, and provide informal and attractive waiting areas. The service corridors above provide quick connections for hospital staff, by-passing patient wards.
An existing radiotherapy building is incorporated in the new landscaping. The visible old hospital building is to be demolished prior to completion of the landscaping and parking facilities.