The Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology is the only institute in the Netherlands to provide highly specialised care, research and education in the area of childhood cancer. All the top research comes together here. The Princess Máxima Center puts the child and family central to its work. That is why the experience of the child lies at the heart of the design of architectural firm LIAG.
The new building is located to the east of the University Medical Center Utrecht. An airbridge, 160 metres long and 5 metres wide, connects the two buildings, thereby providing quick and dry transport for patients from one hospital to the other. Very convenient, as the Princess Máxima Center uses the facilities of the UMC Utrecht, such as children’s ORs and intensive care.
For the construction of the Princess Máxima Center, Lead2Fix delivered VarioShield lead lined plaster panels and VarioShieldXL lead tiles. Muller Afbouw, responsible for all the MS walls, system ceilings and coves, installed these products to make the necessary rooms radiation proof. The department that works with radioactive isotopes was for example fitted with reinforced metal stud walls combined with VarioShieldXL of both 8 mm and 15 mm thickness.
This highly specialised hospital was opened on 5 June 2018.