Extension of RWTH Aachen University Hospital

 Extension of RWTH Aachen University Hospital. C.F. Møller

Client

Universitätsklinikum Aachen AöR

Address

Aachen, Germany

Size

35000 m²

Year

2017-

Competition

1st prize in architectural competition. 2017

The iconic and listed University Hospital RWTH in Aachen, Germany, will be expanded with a new surgery ward including intensive care units and a new public entrance.

To minimize the visual impact on the existing listed building, large parts of the design is below ground level. The expansion is therefore covered with a lush green parkland open to both the public and staff, the parkland will be the first thing you will meet arriving at the hospital. The low-slung building volume rises towards the public entrance in a sweeping and generous gesture, which creates an inviting, bright and warm-toned entrance that enables a completely intuitive wayfinding for patients and relatives, guided by views to the green parkland.

The patient-oriented facilities are all located along the facade, allowing direct access to both extensive daylight and the surrounding green areas. Daylight and easy access to nature have a positive effect on the patient's course of disease and are therefore important prerequisites for creating a healing architecture. In the middle of the building, as a breakdown in the flexible and efficient layout, there are custom designed employee hubs that offer the best conditions for collaboration and cohesion between all employees.

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Team

Engineering

Wetzel & von Seht (TWP)
Klett Ingenieur GmbH (TA)
AJZ Engineering GmbH (Medizintechnik)

Architect

C.F. Møller in collaboration with HENN

Landscape

Neumann Gusenburger Landschaftsarchitekten

Awards

  • 1st prize in architectural competition. 2017

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Daylight

Ventilation

Energy efficient design

High insulation values

Low energy windows

Green Roof

Rainwater harvesting

Flexibility

LED

Healthy building

SuDS

Healthcare

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