Hospital in a green setting in Zwolle

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A striking hospital surrounded by a green landscape, partly financed by BNG Bank.



When Isala was being built in Zwolle, sustainability and quality were at the forefront. Isala, which opened in mid-2013, was touted as the most beautiful hospital in the Netherlands. The architects' aim was to design a building that focused on wellbeing rather than on disease. It was hoped that the organic architectural style and green surroundings would speed patients' recovery.

Whilst the design of the hospital is large-scale, the different buildings give it a comfortable, small-scale feel. Its organic architecture includes landmarks to help visitors find their way around. The surrounding green landscape is echoed in various indoor gardens. As a member of a consortium with Rabobank and ABN AMRO, BNG Bank was closely involved in financing the new hospital. It was one of the first major consortium financing arrangements in the healthcare sector.

BNG Bank's JEROEN MULDER in front of new built ISALA


Sustainability that benefits people, the market and the environment is an important element of BNG Bank's mission and is given shape and substance on both sides of the balance sheet. Our sustainable initiatives arise from our ongoing efforts to strike a sustainable balance between the interests of clients, shareholders and employees.

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