The Danish firm led by Bjarke Ingels has unveiled its design for a new facility at the university hospital of Aarhus which combines scientific research – in psychiatry and the neurosciences – with medical care for people suffering physical and mental ailments related to the brain, the spinal cord, and the nervous system. Containing 19,000 square meters in six floors arranged around a central atrium, the building imitates the folds of the cerebral cortex, and this results in optimal efficiency of the limited space provided by the plot. To avoid fragmentation and foster interaction among departments, the project organizes them in accordance with shared functions. The biomimetic scheme presents concrete panels of red tones on the outside, so the new facility blends in with the existing brick buildings of the hospital campus. The new center is programmed to open in 2026.