ENT And Eye Department, Low-Rise Building 1. Phase Of Construction - University of Freiburg

The ENT and eye department located in the low-rise building of the Freiburg University had been remodeled and renovated in the first phase of construction.


Client / Building Owner Vermögen und Bau Baden-Wuerttemberg Universitätsbauamt Freiburg / Mr. Kremp
Architect Sander Hofrichter Architekten Partnerschaft, Ms. Wesch
Time of performance / construction period 2008 - 2012
Asset groups Sanitary Facilities, Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation, Measurement And Control Systems, Medical Gas Supply
Phases of Construction LP 2 - LP 8
Costs Technical Building Services/ Volume 14 Mio. €
GFA 6,300 m²
Project Details

The entire building was completed in 1964. The two-storied low-rise building houses the reception, examination and treatment rooms, laboratories, operating rooms, and emergency rooms. The nine-storied high-rise building has inpatient and outpatient rooms; it houses rooms for short and long-term care, as well as operating rooms. The building has a basement and three levels used for technical installations. After the renovation of the high-rise building from 1993-1998, the low-rise building with a total area of 3,000m2 needed renovation in the first phase of construction. All technical appliances installed in the lower part of the building were removed and replaced.


The process of renovating had been performed during day-to-day business taking place in the high-rise building on top. The first and second phase of construction, all central facilities on the first floor, an automated transport system, and an operating room trailer outside the building had to be considered. In order to guarantee functional units to work during renovation, a temporary trailer outside the building was planned and built.

A server room was planned and constructed on the first floor. In addition to the renovations affecting the first and second floor and the central ventilation unit on the first floor housing all installations, main wires within and outside the building, water pipes, as well as a fire hydrant system were built. The air-conditioning/ventilation and heating system, as well as the pipelines carrying medical gases had to be connected to existing central networks.