Christ & Gantenbein

University Hospital extension . Zurich

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Christ & Gantenbein . photos: © Ponnie Images

Winning project for the renovation and extension of the University Hospital. “We are not building a hospital but a neighborhood”, with this statement the architects highlight the ambition of the project to positively impact the current urban arrangement of the whole area, building a technically advanced and extremely performing health facility that can also serve the city as a vital architecture able to engage patients and residents alike. The first phase of the project proposes the creation of two new buildings carefully connected to the existing structure and inspired by a courtyard typology. The latter fulfills demanding spatial requirements while maintaining easy crossing for city-users, providing attractive new public spaces in full harmony with the existing urban fabric. Continue reading Christ & Gantenbein