Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis Beverwijk

Patients at first, knowledge sharing central

On behalf of Siemens Healthineers, Proof of the Sum strengthens the development team for the new Rode Kruis Hospital in Beverwijk. This team is working on the ‘hospital of the future’ in the Beverwijk station area.

At the moment, the Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis and Siemens have started an investigation in collaboration with the municipality of Beverwijk into the possibilities for a new hospital on the wasteland ‘Ankie’s Hoeve’; that name comes from the petting zoo that was there until the summer of 2007.

The project is innovative. The plan is that Siemens Healthineers will take care of the new building and RKZ will then rent the hospital from Siemens. The Beverwijk hospital, which is closely connected to the Burn Center, is in urgent need of a large-scale renovation or new building.

In addition to the familiar range of high-quality specialist patient care, the new hospital will be distinguished by highly patient-friendly logistics and a high level of service. Proof of the sum also raises the question of what the structural layout of a hospital would look like if the patient is still put first but in doing so, knowledge sharing between medical professionals becomes key.

The technological and social developments surrounding health care are moving at lightning speed. Empowered patients, aging, digitization, eHealth, remote care, big data and comorbidity are just a few developments that have structural impact on the hospital of the future.

In the structural design, one central knowledge center forms the heart of the building. From this heart, the leashes to both hotfloor, hotel and outpatient clinics are very short. In the knowledge center, rooms for multidisciplinary consultation, co-considerations, meetings and individual concentration workplaces are brought together. All medical professionals come here every day at least twice.

The other building parts are specifically aimed at their own function. The hotfloor contains all complex functions such as medical imaging, laboratory, operating rooms, intensive care and burn center. The hotel includes the lounges for short or long-term admission. The latter are interchangeable and repelable. because of the shortening of length of stay. The outpatient clinics forms the contact center between doctor and patient.

Key drivers

  • Sharing knowledge
  • Multidisciplinary cooperation
  • Efficiency
  • Adaptability


  • Architectural design


  • Client: Siemens Healthineers
  • User: Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis Beverwijk
  • Consultants: Siemens Healthineers
  • Visualization: Proof of the sum