Danish architects win competition to extend German hospital

April 04, 2017
Photo By CF Moeller Plus HENN Photo by C.F. Møller and HENN
Danish architectural firm C.F. Møller Architects and German architectural firm HENN jointly win an international competition to extend Germany's most iconic hospital complex.

In an international competition, Danish architectural firm C.F. Møller Architects and German architectural firm HENN jointly win the contest to extend Germany's most iconic hospital complex, the listed 1970s high-tech University Hospital RWTH Aachen.

The hospital complex of RWTH Aachen will be expanded with a 35.000 square meter new building, containing a central surgery area, including intensive care units as well as a new public entrance hall. With their innovative design to extend the area of the listed building complex, C.F. Møller Architects and HENN prevailed against 12 other teams competing in the contest.

Large parts of the design are situated below ground level to minimize the visual impact on the existing listed buildings. The new constructions will be covered with a lush green park open to both the public and staff. Despite the lowered situation of both the new operation facilities and intensive care units, they are designed to benefit from extensive daylight and access to green spaces, exemplifying the best principles of healing architecture as well as creating a friendly and comfortable environment for patients and staff alike.

"The award-winning designs are characterized by their functionality, transparency and futuristic design, and are harmoniously integrated into our existing core building“, says Commercial Director Peter Asché, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, according to a press release.

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