Princes Maxima Center
The Princes Maxima Center (PMC) is hospital for child oncology in Utrecht. The new hospital has room for 120 beds, diagnostic facilities and a research center. Liag designed the building, Bureau B+B did the landscape design.
The PMC forms the threshold between the city and the surrounding landscape. The hospital is situated in a landscape chamber, framed by lanes. The meadows extend to the building façade as far as possible. The main entrance of the PMC can be reached by the main dike. The entrance court is designed as a carpet. A bridge across a pond creates a green entrance. The pond is a continuation of a series of ponds laying further along the main dike.
Several gardens surround the building, offering space for different groups and activities. There are two closed off court yards: A restaurant garden and a sports garden. Besides that there are a semi secluded vine garden, a roof garden and a silo garden, containing the nitrogen tanks.
- Location: Hoofddijk, Utrecht, Nederland
- Executed: 2014-2018
- Client: PMC Hospital
- Partners: Liag architects (Architect), Van der Tol (Gardener)
The PMC forms the threshold between the city and the surrounding landscape