The highly complex programmes of a hospital are solved in a simple cube with interesting spatial relations both inside and out.
This is achieved through a basic cubic building penetrated by a diagonal void space, dividing itself into a multiple storey atrium and a terraced inner yard connecting all the levels visually with each other.
Interesting spatial connections are permitted and offer open spaces in the upper levels providing the patients with a protected and monitored area. Due to the south oriented diagonal, sunlight can infiltrate deeply into the inner building.
Status: honorable mention Competition, 2009
Programme: Children’s hospital
Location: Schwarzach, Tyrol
Kardinal Schwarzenberg’sches Krankenhaus
Katrin Hinkel, Andrei Savescu, Hansjörg Reumann