Germany, Bad Meinberg 

Complex Rose, Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases

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Competition 1981 - 1st Prize
Design Meinhard von Gerkan
Partner Karsten Brauer
Client Landesverband Lippe represented by Hurrle GmbH
Construction period 1987-1989
Gross floor area 17.000 m²

 

Photographers:

Heiner Leiska

www.leiska.de

The symmetric U-shape of the new building is determined by the axis of the health resort gardens. It is the ordering and access element of the building and a public passage that ex-tends to the spa gardens on the other side. Taking into ac-count the functional relationship between the existing build-ings and the new one, the latter approaches the entire complex to the neighbouring buildings to the north. This left the largest possible area to the south for use as a garden and parking lots for the clinic itself. The new building consists of a three-storey block of wards rising from a plinth which con-tains the diagnostic and therapy facilities. At ground floor level, the one-storey plinth adjoins the old buildings and then, due to the rising ground, completely disappears from view to form the basement of the block of wards.