About NLSH

The project has a long history. With the passing of Act No. 64/2010, NLSH could begin the preliminary design of buildings and planning the site. NLSH signed an agreement with the Spital Group, winners of an international design competition held that same year. The years 2010–2012 saw work on preliminary design and land-use plan preparation. Changes were also made to the Reykjavik Municipal Zoning Plan and the area plan for the greater Reykjavik area prepared for the City of Reykjavik. A new land-use plan at Hringbraut was confirmed in April 2013. In March 2013, the Icelandic Parliament passed an amendment to the act on a new Landspítali at Hringbraut so that the project would, from there on, be a public project in accordance with the Public Projects Procedure Act No. 84/2001.

The national hospital is one of Iceland's most important healthcare institutions and is at the forefront of health services for Icelanders. It is therefore important that the hospital can fulfil its vital function as well as possible.

The hospital currently operates in seventeen locations in the greater Reykjavik area, in approximately one hundred buildings. Most of the buildings were designed in the 1950s. It is clear that the purpose and operations of hospitals have changed enormously since then, and these buildings do not meet modern requirements. Current facilities can no longer receive the equipment needed for modern health care due to lack of space, ceiling height and load bearing capacity.

The changing role of Landspítali, increased knowledge of the links between hospital design and treatment, new and space-consuming equipment and privacy demands of patients and their next of kin are all factors calling for new facilities for Landspítali.

The new hospital will fulfil modern health service requirements. This is a hospital for new times, a hospital that is up to the task of being a hospital for all Icelanders.

To contact us, please send a message to postur@nlsh.is