Unique facade - a strand of human DNA
Raised to six floors - at a later stage
Close to Schiphol - easy online pre-booking
The European Parking Award has been instituted by the European Parking Association (EPA) as a biennial award for excellence in parking. Spaarne Hospital received the EPA Award as a valuable recognition.
The key criteria for this award were practicality, functionalism, construction, design and maintenance. The jury report states: “The Spaarne multi-storey car park is the result of an exceptional collaboration between Q-Park and Spaarne Hospital. The multi-storey car park provides comfort suited to the specific needs of hospital visitors. (…) This car park also stands out because of its unique artistic design.”
The design of the multi-storey car park is what differentiates it from others. The utilitarian parking spaces are concealed by a black aluminium skin in which various patterns have been perforated; when night falls, the image of human DNA emerges from these patterns. The facade is slightly transparent so that you can look outside from inside the building and cars are still noticeable on the outside.
The car park has been designed to suit the specific needs of hospital visitors. Apart from having wide and disabled parking spaces, wheelchairs are available and there are payment terminals at wheelchair height. The entrance and exit to the car park are separate and there is a one-way traffic system in use.
DNA structure on facade
Spaarne Hospital has a unique external design, at night a strand of human DNA can be seen on the facade to showcase a clear connection with medicine and healthcare. It is visible from far away. It fits in perfectly with the architecture and hospital and bus station building regulations, as well as the local landscape.
Park + Fly
The Q-Park Spaarne parking facility also offers an economic solution for long-term parking near Schiphol Airport. Travellers can pre-book their parking space online, for a minimum of 3 days up to a maximum of 21 days.
A free transport service, for up to 5 people, brings our guests to Schiphol Airport within 15 minutes.
Facts & Figures
- Parking spaces: 695 car park + 453 surface
- Multi-storey car park with 7 parking decks
- Investment: EUR 8.5 million = EUR 12,230 per space
- Car park is the visiting card for the whole complex
- Two helixes conveniently guide cars to the right floor
- Flat parking floors specially designed for the elderly and disabled
- Diagonal parking spaces with an angle of 23 degrees
- Considerable parking comfort with 2.50 m wide spaces
- Parking spaces for blue badge holders on ground floor
- Column free parking
- Emergency power generator in case of a breakdown