New Olga Hospital and Women’s Clinic, Stuttgart

New children’s hospital and women’s clinic building

Stuttgart’s new women’s and children’s clinic cost around 330 million Euros. The goal was to fuse the two buildings into a single modern hospital complex. Patients and staff will profit from the resulting synergies and shorter distances. Construction began in 2007 and the Olga Hospital and women’s clinic opened in the spring of 2014. The result is a highly specialised hospital offering the highest levels of medical care.

The Olga Hospital, the city’s first children’s hospital, was named after the Wurttemberg crown princess and subsequent queen, Olga von Württemberg, and opened in 1842.

It is now one of Germany’s largest children’s hospitals, providing 15,000 in-patient and 100,000 ambulant treatments annually. In its new building, the clinic now also has the most modern infrastructure and equipment. Many of its rooms are designed as parent-and-child rooms. One notable feature of the building is the light, friendly look of its interiors. Kicker tables invite children to play and the big ark in the hall is at once a toy and a symbol of the hospital’s mission.

Until May 2014, Stuttgart’s women’s clinic was in the Bad Cannstatt hospital. It is one of Germany‘s biggest clinics, managing 2,600 births and over 5,000 in-patient treatments and offering a comprehensive range of services. The new children’s hospital and women’s clinic building has just over 400 beds, an emergency department, nine operating theatres, six nursing wards, two maternity wards and three premature baby wards. The new clinic complex extends over 90,000 m² of floor space.

The multi-storey building comprises six pavilions. Atriums, some with glass roofs, let in daylight. To improve the local climate, all the ten-storey clinic’s roofs are green roofs. The new building provides optimum conditions for the medical care of patients, from the youngest to the oldest. Its functional atmosphere is consistently reflected in its electrical installation. In the operating theatres and treatment rooms, green and orange JUNG SCHUKO® sockets secure special electrical circuits with child protection, ensuring safe hospital operations. The integrated functional LED light shows whether the socket is supplied with power, even if the hinged lid is closed. Moisture-proof inscribed areas provide additional orientation. The electrical installation in the central halls and corridors in the clear design of JUNG’s classic LS 990 switch range in white and stainless steel fits in harmoniously with the clinic‘s interior architectural concept.
Pictures: Henrik Schipper
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