Herzog & de Meuron
Competition
2011-2012
Project
2014 - planned completion 2024
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Process

Located in a cluster of health care institutions in Zurich, the University Children’s Hospital includes two very different, complementary buildings: a pediatric hospital on the south plot and lab building on the north plot.

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Giving form to the hospital on a plot that has no specific shape. Fixed building elements – columns, cores, and courtyards – are arranged to provide flexibility.

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A single three-story structure: two for treatment areas and offices, and bedwards on top. Courtyards connected along a ‘main street’ on all 3 floors provide intuitive wayfinding, daylight and nature throughout the large building.

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56 clinics and functional units are organized like neighborhoods along the ‘main street’, similar in scale to the Niederdorf main street in Zurich’s medieval old town.

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A mixed-material structure combining concrete, wood, glass and plants. A full-scale mockup to study the two-storey concrete frame with wooden infills and patient rooms on top with a large window and an individual roof.

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Patient rooms with wooden ceilings and floors, with a sofa bed for parents.

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The Building for Laboratory, Teaching, and Research is for collaboration. Labs wrap around a sky-oriented, five-story high atrium that provides natural light through an oculus to the flexible agora for teaching and events on the ground floor.

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Drawings

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Team

Project Team
Michael Schmidt (Associate, Project Director)
Mark BĂ€hr (Associate, Project Manager Acute Hospital)
Birgit Föllmer (Associate, Project Manager Building for Research and Education)
Alexander Franz (Associate, Project Manager Building for Research and Education)
Andrea Erpenbeck (Associate, Project Architect)
Martin Fröhlich (Associate, Project Director)
Michael Drobnik (BIM Manager)
Judith Abele
Valentin Abend
Ömer Acar
José Aguirre
LuĂ­s Alves
Jens Andresen
Gabriella Antal
Michael BĂ€r (Associate)
Laurenz Batka
Michal Baurycza
Nathalie BirkhÀuser
Filip Bolt
Sandro Camichel
Guanlan Cao
Axel Chevroulet
Benedict Choquard
Otto Closs
Victoria Collar Ocampo
HernĂĄn Concha Emmrich
Joao Da Silva Moreira
Marc Anton Dahmen
Eva Danwerth
LĂ©ane Dott
Nicholas Dunkel
Silja Ebert
Ela Elmas
Santiago Espitia Berndt (Associate)
Alessandro Farina
Maik Fischer
Daniel GarcĂ­a Moreno
Kim Gartmann
Noémie Girardet
Irene Giubbini
Borja Goñi
Arnaud Greder
Daniel Grenz
Gustava GrĂŒntuch
Lars Hagen
Christian Hahn
Kasper Hansen
Philipp Henestrosa
Anna HernĂĄndez GarcĂ­a
Yuko Himeno
Ryoko Ikeda
Soraya Isak
Vasileios Kalisperakis
Marina Karova
Changsup Stephan Kim
Daniel Koo
Melisa Köseli
Sahng O Lee
Stella Lembcke
Matthias Leutert
Ruizhe Liang
Gia My Long
Theo Mayer
RaĂșl Mera (Project Architect)
Laila Miarelli
Klaus Molterer (Project Architect)
Miquel Montoya Moya
Neda Mostafavi
Stefan van Nederpelt
Don Nguyen
Anja Oertel
MĂČnica Ors Romagosa (Project Architect)
Lukas Otrzonsek
Aldis Pahl
Jakob Elias Passernig
Vesna Petrovic
Fabio Prada
Corsin Raffainer
Timon Rajmon
Francisco Ramos Ordóñez
BĂĄlint RigĂł
Giulio Rigoni
Dominic Roth
Pascal Ryser
Ladina Schmidlin
Anna Schneibel
BalĂĄzs Schrammel
Sarah Söhnel
Magdalena Stadler
Maximilian Steverding
Paula Strunden
Jan Szonert
Milou Teeling (Project Architect)
Emma Thomas
Ali Uzun
Yves Wanger
Patrick Welss
Mirco Wieneke
Niklas Winkler
Yaobin Yuan
Joanna Zabinska

Facts

Client
Kinderspital ZĂŒrich – Eleonorenstiftung, Zurich, Switzerland Client Representative: Martin Vollenwyder, PrĂ€sident Stiftungsrat Heini Brugger, Vorsitz Baukommission Françoise de Vries, Vorsitz Steuerungsausschuss Bau Thomas Hardegger, Gesamtprojektle
Planning
Architect: ARGE KISPI HdM Basel Ltd. / Gruner AG, Switzerland, Basel
Project Architect: Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd, Switzerland, Basel
Site Architect: Gruner AG, Switzerland, Basel
Structural Engineering: ZPF Ingenieure AG, Switzerland, Basel
Civil Engineering: EBP Schweiz AG., Switzerland, ZĂŒrich
Landscape Architect: August + Margrith KĂŒnzel Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Switzerland, Binningen
Landscape Architect (Realisation): Andreas Geser Landschaftsarchitketen
HVAC Engineering : Gruner Gruneko AG, Switzerland, Basel
Electrical Engineering: Amstein + Walthert AG, Switzerland, ZĂŒrich
Building Automation & Smart Building: Jobst Willers Engineering AG
Plumbing Engineering: Ingenieurbuero Riesen AG, Switzerland, Bern
Cost Consulting: Gruner AG, Switzerland, Basel
Specialist / Consulting
Fire Protection Consulting: Gruner AG, Switzerland, Basel
Facade Consulting: Pirmin Jung Ingenieure AG, Switzerland, Rain
Facade Consulting: Buri Mueller Partner GmbH, Switzerland, Burgdorf
Building Physics Consulting: Kopitsis Bauphysik AG, Switzerland, Wohlen
Medical Planning: Evomed AG, Switzerland, Duebendorf
Medical Planning: Institut fuer Beratung im Gesundheitswesen, (IBG), Switzerland, Aarau
Laboratory Planning: Laborplaner Tonelli AG, Switzerland, Gelterkinden
Office Consulting: Kinzo Architekten GmbH, Germany, Berlin
Climate Engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, Germany, Stuttgart
Sustainability Consulting % Environmental Engineering: Basler & Hofmann West AG, Ingenieure, Planer und Berater, Switzerland, Zollikofen
Sustainability Consulting & Environmental Engineering: DB-B Dieter Bauer Beratungen, Switzerland, Bern
Gastronomy Consulting: Creative Gastro Concept und Design AG, Switzerland, Hergiswil
Logistics Consulting: AS Intra Move UG, Germany, Rheinfelden (Baden)
Lighting Consulting: LichtKunstLicht AG, Germany, Bonn
Signage Consultand: Integral Axel Steinberg Zuerich GmbH, Switzerland, ZĂŒrich
Audio Visual Consulting: RGBP AG, Switzerland, Thalwil
Traffic Consulting: Gruner AG, Switzerland, Basel
Traffic Consuting: moveIng AG, Switzerland, Basel
Door Specialist: TeKoSi AG; Switzerland, Thayngen
Gestaltungsplan: Planwerkstadt AG, Switzerland, ZĂŒrich
Construction Geologist: Dr. Heinrich Jaeckli AG; Switzerland, ZĂŒrich
Building Data
Site Area: 502'135 sqft, 46'650 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 1'012'086 sqft, 94'026 sqm
Net floor area: 517'345 sqft, 48'063 sqm
Gross volume (GV): 15'169'429 cbft, 429'550 cbm
Links
www.kispi.uzh.ch

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Location