Competition win in Lausanne, Switzerland

New construction of children’s hospital at Lausanne University Hospital

The design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, with JB Ferrari, for a new children’s hospital at the Lausanne University Hospital has won first prize in an international competition. The hospital is to provide 85 beds and an accident and emergency unit for children, and is provisionally scheduled to open in 2019. The design concept includes light-flooded open areas with much greenery, which are intended to make a hospital stay as agreeable as possible for patients and their relatives. The entry will be presented to the public in Lausanne.

The future children’s hospital will be located in the centre of the University Hospital on a 180 meter long site on the corner of Rue du Bugnon and Esplanade, which is a prominent location from the urban design point of view. Esplanade is the main address of the hospital. The building has been designed with six storeys, with the main entrance from Esplanade leading in to the children’s hospital, the accident and emergency unit and the care wards. The underground station in that locality will be included in the overall concept by being built over. The part of the building to the east of the Esplanade will be lower, so that the view from the gynaecological unit would not be obstructed.

Competition 2014 – 1st prize
Design: Volkwin Marg
Associated Partner: Christian Hoffmann
Project Management: gmp Martin Bleckmann, Stefan Walter
Team members: gmp Christoph Salentin, Lukasz Rubnikowicz, Marlen Beckedahl, Flori Jackowski, Stephanie Krämer-Hilke
Project Management: JB Ferrari Sébastien Zwissig
Team members: JB Ferrari Steve Cherpillod, Marcella Wurmli, Annick Lavenex
Gross floor area: 39,232 m²
Client: Etat de Vaud, DSAS, CHUV

1 outer perspective
Outer perspective ©JB Ferrari & Associés SA
2 interior view 1
Interior view 1 ©JB Ferrari & Associés SA
3 interior view 2
Interior view 2 ©JB Ferrari & Associés SA
4 site plan
Site plan © Hager Planer AG, Zürich