Children's Hospital Zurich

New acute hospital

The Zurich Children's Hospital has commissioned ARGE KISPI (Herzog & de Meuron, Gruner) to plan and realize the acute hospital designed by Herzog & de Meuron. It is the largest hospital in Switzerland for the care of children and young people. The children's hospital offers the full spectrum of all pediatric and adolescent medical and surgical specialties. This will provide an exceptional counterpart to the neighboring Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich (PUK), the first medical institution to be located in Lengg. The project is a flat, elongated and subtly structured complex with a restrained outer appearance, which is very lively inside with squares and streets like a small town.

The Akutspital is only three storeys high, with each storey having a different character and enabling different uses. The base-like first floor takes on functions with great depth of space. The rooms above are arranged in rows, tracing the curved, irregular course of the plot. At the top is the resting bed floor. Simple right-angled and regular courtyard incisions divide the building and give it a small-scale structure suitable for children. Circular courtyards of different sizes create clear orientation points in this modular order.

Kinderspital Zürich, Eleonorstiftung, 8032 Zürich

Herzog & de Meuron

Site supervision,
Fire safety,
Geomatics,
Overall management,
Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration,
Cost planning,
Safety, security,
Environment,
Environmental planning,
Traffic

Referenzblatt Generalplanung Kinderspital Akutspital, Zürich Referenzblatt Gebäudetechnik, Kinderspital Labor, Lehre und Forschung, Zürich

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Your contact person

Lutz Wörner
Head of General planning Switzerland
+41 61 317 63 37 | bHV0ei53b2VybmVyQGdydW5lci5jaA==

Gruner Generalplanung AG
St. Jakobs-Strasse 199
CH-4020 Basel

Andreas Schmid
Head of Building services Basel
+41 61 367 94 70 | YW5kcmVhcy5zY2htaWRAZ3J1bmVyLmNo

Gruner Gruneko AG
St. Jakobs-Strasse 199
CH-4020 Basel

References on the subject

Expo Milano 2015
Total refurbishment and extension
United Swiss Salt Works
Limmattalbahn Los 1
Limmattalbahn Los 4