Zihlschlacht Rehabilitation Clinic, Canton of Thurgau
New main entrance, new wing: privacy and nature
Since its inception in 1891 as mental hospital, the rehabilitation clinic has retained its villa-like character in the middle of a park. Now the facility is to be expanded to include two new buildings of which one will be built for the meantime. The three and a half storey structure comprises three wards. A skywalk serves as the connection to the existing facility. Its position in the terrain and the large glazed area of the entrance hall define the building as the new main entrance to the clinic site.
To break up the building lengthwise, the house is divided into two tapering, nested structures. This avoids a daunting alignment of rooms. A feature of the wards is the increasing level of privacy the further you penetrate.
|Contact person||Christoph Arpagaus|
|Start of construction||Autumn 2013|
|Start of operation||Spring 2014|
|Floor area||4245 m2|
|Construction volume||14 000 m3|
|Photos||Markus Schmid, Kreuzlingen|