Princes Maxima Center
The Princes Maxima Center (PMC) is a hospital for child oncology in Utrecht that was created to room 120 beds, diagnostic facilities and a research center. Liag designed the building and Bureau B+B did the landscape design.
The PMC bridges the city and the surrounding landscape which consists of meadows and forest. The hospital is situated in a landscape pocket, framed by tree lanes. The meadows extend up to the building façade as close as possible. The main entrance of the PMC can be reached by the principal dike of the area. The entrance court is designed as a carpet where a bridge across a pond creates a green entrance. The pond is a continuation of a series of ponds dispersed 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. In addition, there is 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