Hospital, Langenthal BE, Staged expansion
Langenthal to become regional hospital centre
The Langenthal, Huttwil, Herzogenbuchsee and Niederbipp hospitals merged in 2000 to form the Oberaargau Regional Hospital in Langenthal. The existing hospital there had to be renovated and expanded while in full operation.
The first stage resulted in a precise room layout designed to be patient-friendly and to promote economically sensible processes. The three-storey extension for the operating wing followed in the second phase of construction. The Radiology Department and the laboratory are housed in the new connecting building. The former operating theatres have been turned into an outpatients’ clinic with 15 beds. It is directly connected to the new operating wing. The doctors' house is using the former nursing vocational school.
|Contact person||Christoph Arpagaus|
|Architects /general planners||kummerpartner Architekten und Planer AG|
|Hospital designer||Itten+Brechbühl AG|
|Start of construction||2011|
|Start-up of operations||2014|
|Floor space||19 000 m2|
|Construction volume||69 000 m3|