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Hospital Architecture for the Future (Krankenhausarchitektur für die Zukunft)

Prof. Christine Nickl-Weller | Prof. Hans Nickl (Eds.)

The hospital of the future considers itself a service provider: the patient is seen as a customer, who is wooed with a medical and care-focused service. The central aspects of this focus on service in health care are quality of life and well-being for patients, staff and visitors. Architecture and design become integral components of healing and recovery. The use of light and colour, sustainability in materials selection and spatial flexibility are innovative concepts of contemporary hospital architecture – no matter whether new construction, conversion or extension. In their projects, the architects strive to focus on people with their individual needs. Hospital Architecture for the Future presents over 100 high-quality buildings from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Using text, photos, drawings and floor plans, the book presents forward-looking trends in hospital construction. From the contents: Mildred-Scheel-Haus in Dresden, Germany (Behnisch & Partner), Orthopaedic Children’s Clinic in Aschau, Germany (Nickl & Partner), REHAB Basel, Switzerland (Herzog & de Meuron), State Hospital Graz-West, Austria (Domenig Eisenköck Gruber).

464 pages
Publisher Braun Publishing
Salenstein 2006
ISBN-13 978-3935455510