Integration of EBD principles in a futureproof academic hospital from campus to bed

AnneMarie Eijkelenboom*, Iris Hobo, René Bleeker, Daniël van den Berg

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleScientificpeer-review

6 Downloads (Pure)


Design solutions bases on Evidence Based Design (EBD) principles vary due to the context and organizational aspects of hospitals. This paper explains how EBD principles were included during the design process of an academic hospital, including design guidelines that were developed with a representative group of key stakeholders from the organization. The hospital comprises several buildings on a campus, that also includes several university buildings. Some of the hospital buildings are connected through “the main axe.” The principles were applied on different scales in the design of a new main building and transformation of an existing building and the main axe, connecting other buildings. Specific design solutions for daylight access, connection to nature, art, privacy, and interaction are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalThe Evolving Scholar
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventARCH22 - 5th Architecture Research Care and Health Conference: Enabling Health, Care and Well-Being Through Design Research - TU Delft/Erasmus MC, Delft/Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Aug 202224 Aug 2022


  • evidence based design
  • hospital
  • architecture
  • session 1a


Dive into the research topics of 'Integration of EBD principles in a futureproof academic hospital from campus to bed'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this