Old and new: Germany's University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein modernizes two campuses, with a nod toward both traditional and modern architectural elements.
After spending two years immersed in figuring out what the right building solution might be in response to the future it anticipated for health, research, and medical education, Germany's University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) opted for a $1,9 billion modernization of its Kiel and Lubeck campuses.
The goal of the massive undertaking is centered on the desire to centralize the two locations' 41 clinics into 2.7 million square feet of new space, to support collaboration, translational research, and streamlined care delivery.
The team of BAM/VAMED is at the helm of the public-private partnership (P3) project, charged with finance, design, construction, maintenance, and operation. As part of the P3 team, four architecture firms are splitting the design work--Sander Hofrichter Architects and TSJ Architects are working on the Lubeck campus and HDR TMK (HDR's German design studio) and JSWD Architects are working on the Kiel campus.
At the heart of the project's design is an integration of traditional German architectural elements, such as brick cladding used on the building bases, complemented by some of the country's more modern design solutions, seen in the white cubic design of its four-story patient units. Meanwhile, the project also includes renovation of existing spaces and preservation of historic buildings.
The project is also an opportunity to communicate the UKSH brand, with bold, large-scale logo graphics and a light-filled, contemporary aesthetic used throughout.
Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.
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|Title Annotation:||FIRST LOOK|
|Author:||Silvis, Jennifer Kovacs|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2015|
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