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8. Symposium Health Care of the Future

The Health Care of the Future symposium will take place for the eighth time at Akademie der Künste in Berlin on 5-6 March 2020. Nickl & Partner will once again take an active part in the event, which

was initiated by Christine Nickl-Weller in 2006 in the context of her professorship at TU Berlin. It has since established itself as a creative platform for exchange between architects and urban planners and all players of the healthcare sector from the fields of medicine, management, economics, politics and business. Every two years, the symposium attracts some 250 participants from Germany and neighbouring countries to Berlin.

In a transdisciplinary approach and based on expert lectures, they discuss current trends in the health care sector and present outstanding projects and innovative concepts. The symposium supports a multi-professional and international exchange and acts as a generator of innovative approaches.

Under the motto RETHINKING HOSPITALS, the following key topics will be discussed in 2020:

/ The death of the general hospital? – Restructuring the European health care landscape
/ Hospital and city – Opportunities for the revitalisation and renewal of municipal clinics
/ Modular, flexible & user-oriented – Patient and staff expectations to be met by the digital hospital of the future
/ Salutogenic environments – Prevention, environment and health buildings

Speakers (among others):

/ Reinhard Busse – Health Care Management, TU Berlin
/ Mette Dan Weibel & Mikael Pontoppidan – LINK architecture, DK
/ Jan Hazelzet – Healthcare Quality & Outcome, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, NL
/ Linus Hofrichter – sander.hofrichter architekten
/ Dominic Hook & Benedict Zucchi – BDP, GB
/ Jette Cathrin Hopp – Snøhetta, NO
/ Nirit Pilosof – Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
/ Lars Steffensen – Henning Larsen / Architecture for Health, TU Berlin
/ Günther Vogt – VOGT Landschaftsarchitekten, CH
/ Cor Wagenaar – Expertise Center Architecture, Urbanism & Health, Groningen University, NL
/ Frederik Wenz – Chief Medical Director & Chairman of the Board, Medical Center – University of Freiburg

All lectures will be simultaneously translated from German into English.
An application has been filed with the Chamber of Architects to recognise the event as an advanced training course.

A get-together on Thursday evening, 5 March, at Berlin’s Freiraum-in-der-Box art centre will provide a creative atmosphere to give the participants the opportunity to get to know each other and to get in the mood for the next day’s talks and discussions. An exhibition of student projects will prepare the ground for the next day’s topics.

Click here for further information and the registration form.

Nickl & Partner Architekten AG / Christine Nickl-Weller, Hans Nickl, Gerhard Eckl