Construction of new Portalklinik at the Munich University Hospital
University Hospital Munich, AöR
2013 - 2020
Ziemssenstrasse 1, Munich
The construction of the new Portalklinik will ensure the provision of high-quality primary and secondary care at university level in the fields of internal medicine, surgery and obstetrics, as well as promoting research and student education and training in the centre of Munich.
A building which is functionally and logistically linked to the existing structures while respecting the historical building stock has been developed on a confined inner-city site in the immediate vicinity of the listed medical clinic.
The result of a successful bid in a design and build competition, a four-floor corner structure will pick up and continue the building lines of the medical clinic and define the portico of the psychiatric clinic. The structure's compact design will ensure that the new building is constructed at a reasonable distance from the listed building. This will also create an attractive inner-city garden providing meeting opportunities and pathways through the area.
The external design of the new Portalklinik is structured by a clearly defined banner façade whose infill characterises a rhythmic, vertical structure of transparent window elements, opaque glass parapets and glass lintels, and ceramic panels. The result is an interesting and very varied façade image. This dynamic, combined with the distinct structuring of the building’s floors, makes the façade stand out as an autonomous element against the surrounding older structures.
The main entrance with its central entrance hall is located within a glass connecting structure that functions on all levels as the link that binds the new and existing buildings. As well as housing the reception, it is also the point from which building services emanate. Separate accesses for bed patients and outpatients, coupled with the planned two corridor system, structurally implement the separation of ambulatory patients and stretcher and/or bed traffic from the moment of admission to the hospital.
© David Willner