Inselspital Bern, Intensive care, Emergency and Operating centre (INO)
A modern hospital is a flexible hospital
The Intensive care, Emergency and Operating centre (INO) was the first building in Switzerland to be planned and built in accordance with the principle of system separation. The shell of the building and the support structure form the primary system which was planned and executed independently of the secondary system. Within this structure, IttenBrechbühl developed the secondary system which consists of modular concepts with interchangeable room building blocks. In the process, free strategic space was deliberately provided for.
The INO comprises the following areas: intensive care, A&E, the operating centre, radiology and nuclear medicine, laboratory medicine, sterilisation unit, and the abdominal centre. This makes the INO unit one of the most powerful treatment centres in Switzerland.
IttenBrechbühl designed and built a functionally outstanding facility, which creates a modern, pleasant atmosphere in a comfortable and light environment.
|Contact person||Jürg Born|
|Client||Canton of Bern|
|Architect / General planner||Itten+Brechbühl AG|
|Competition||1st Prize 1998|
|Start of construction||2005|
|Start of operation||2012|
|Floor area||49 100 m2|
|Construction volume||169 000 m3|
|Photos||Rolf Zimmermann, University of Bern; Sandra Stampfli, Bern|
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