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Kinderspital Zürich Presented

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, 01 September 2017 – The project for the new Kinderspital Zürich (Children’s Hospital Zurich) enters the next phase: Following design plan approval, the building application for the project has been filed, and today Herzog & de Meuron presented the design to the public.


The project consists of two buildings: the hospital and a research center. A horizontal and holistic concept underlies the project. Construction work shall start in Spring 2018, planned completion in 2022.


The Children’s Hospital has been operated by the Eleonoren Foundation since 1874. An international competition launched in 2011 called for a new facility in combination with pioneering hospital architecture. Herzog & de Meuron won the two-phase competition in 2012.


The 200-bed hospital will be the largest in Switzerland for both inpatient and outpatient care of children and adolescents. The new project in Zürich-Lengg will replace the facility in the Hottinger quarter, which has long outgrown its current capacity. It will be Herzog & de Meuron’s first built project in the city of Zurich.