The topping-out ceremony for the West Annex, the largest single building project in the general renovation of Augsburg Hospital, was celebrated on 27 June 2017.
During the event, the Bavarian Minister of Health, Melanie Hummel, emphasised the importance of the extension as a significant contribution to the future development of Augsburg Hospital. This will guarantee the highest level of medical care, particularly in the areas of intensive care, laboratory diagnostics and pathology.
The extension is being built on the west side of the hospital. The horizontal connection to the hospital is ensured by the extension of the existing thoroughfare on the sub-basement, basement, ground floor, 1st floor and 3rd floor levels.
At the same time and like the existing building, the individual departments and their central access points will be placed north and south of the thoroughfare. In the expansion area, two light wells are cut in on each side from ground floor to 3rd floor, ensuring illumination of the core zone. Following the general renovation, the structure will be integrated into the hospital’s new look.
You can find more pictures of the topping-out ceremony here