The Baumgartner Höhe Center for Social Medicine (Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Baumgartner Höhe) in Vienna contains the facility that has come to be known as “Am Steinhof”. It was established as a mental institution at the beginning of the 20th century, based on the plans of Otto Wagner. The architect used revolutionary principles in constructing the symmetrical ensemble, ensuring that patients would get enough light, air and space.
The renovation and conversion of the historically protected “Pavilion Austria”, in which sections of the orthopaedic department of the Baumgartner Höhe Center for Social Medicine are housed, adopted many of the qualities of the historical design. A compatible yet contemporary and functional room layout was created in the interior.
Completion: December 2004