Hospital construction© Nikolai Schulte
Hospital construction in Germany is characterised by buildings from the 1960s and 1970s. These were originally characterised by functional and compact structures with efficient hospital logistics. Over time, numerous conversions and extensions have swelled these structures into complex and large-format buildings. The functions of the original buildings have changed in many cases, have been redesigned and are sometimes difficult to recognise.
Today, the focus of hospital architecture is once again shifting more towards people. Within the framework of 'healing architecture', new planning premises are being formulated for patient-friendly areas and a work-friendly environment. Improved patient care is expected through the development of new locations and large clinics. New requirements for flexible and efficient hospitals are also being defined in order to establish structures that are both durable and capable of change.