The compact new building is located very attractively on the river Ihme in the middle of Hanover and has
575 beds and various day clinics available. The clinic is characterized by an innovative, interdisciplinary
business organization and it is considered as a prime example of a modern clinic.
In the design process, the concerns of the employees had the same priority as the quality of the stay
for the patients.
The visitor reaches the central main entrance at the new Klinikplatz through the newly created Klinikallee,
marked by an opposite historic building and two 150-year-old chestnut trees. The centre of the new construction
is the light-flooded entrance hall with a direct view of the river. All functional areas, the elevators and the
stairwells can be reached by a generous main road.
Patchwork-like light courtyards give the hospital plenty of daylight despite their compactness; the comb structure
of the patients rooms links the hospital with the green belt on the Ihme river. The clinic rooms float above a
massive, two-storey base that contains all diagnostic and therapy areas. The base made of fired clinker bricks is
grounded, the iridescent green tones of the roomss glass façade lend the building lightness, offering all patients
a green view from their rooms.
Four guiding colours provide orientation. Green indicates the diagnostic and therapeutic areas in the base;
red, yellow and violet, based on the medicinal plants hibiscus, calendula and lavender, lead patients and visitors
to the rooms. Atractive designed details with the colours and motifs of the medicinal plants create a hotel-like
ambience right into the patient’s rooms.