fmi Regional Hospital, Interlaken BE

Alterations and extensions while hospital is running

An overall concept was drawn up for the Interlaken hospital in 2010 which comprised the renovation of the operating theatre section and A&E. The obligatory earthquake and fire prevention measures resulted in House E being cleared, the outpatients' clinics being set up there and all nursing departments being moved to House K onto which further floors were added. The operating theatre section was soon faced with the necessity of an extension to the east. The façade of the pavilion-like operating theatre wing consists of a translucent double glass shell. In the interior, insights gained from "healing architecture" were implemented.

The helicopter landing pad is situated on the roof of the new operating wing. The next step is to enlarge the A&E department to twelve treatment bays.

Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client spitäler fmi ag Spital Interlaken
Architect/General planner Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2007-2008 / 2008 / 2010
Start of construction 2008 / 2008 / 2012
Start of operation 2008 / 2009 / 2016
Floor area 4850 m2
Construction volume 18 325 m3

Sandra Stampfli, Bern
Hanspeter Bärtschi, Spiegel bei Bern

Aerial photograph: © Rega