Our internationally active office devotes itself to the planning and construction of buildings in the health care, research and social housing sectors, as well as town planning for the private and public sectors.
Our goal is to create modern buildings which positively boost working and living spaces. To us, architecture means understanding and ordering things whilst focusing upon people. To a large extent, the designs of Nickl & Partner Architekten are based upon the actions and needs of people who work, live and receive health care there. Their wellbeing in addition to the perfection, functional interplay of flexible spatial designs and exciting materials is our key concern when performing our work.
We rank among the leading architect’s offices in Germany in the fields of medical facilities, clinics and research institutes. Our specialist expertise in the fields of technology and building materials is very extensive and our innovative concepts have proved themselves over a period of more than 4 decades.
Baden Canton Hospital (Kantonspital Baden KSB) is the primary hospital in the eastern part of Aargau Canton. It began operations in 1978 following a six-year construction period. After 35 years of intensive operation, comprehensive renewal measures became necessary due to operational, physical and technical deficiencies. A new building where all important functions and tasks will be bundled more efficiently than before forms the core of the design concept.
After successful participation in the competition, Nickl & Partner Architekten has been awarded the contract for the construction of the new biomedical research building of the Medical Faculty of Créteil, Paris.
Translational science is to receive a corresponding research infrastructure on an area of 4,100 m² on the Henri Mondor Campus. The compact structure of our design combines high functionality and dynamics. The generous glazing of the ground floor is to make the researchers’ working methods visible and tangible.
The master plan for the redesign of Freiburg’s university hospital is a reinterpretation of the existing site, using an informal arrangement of linked pavilions surrounded by parkland and symbolising the concepts of health and humanity. The new interdisciplinary tumour center marks the first step in the expansion of the hospital, with its ground floor connected to the existing surgical clinic and with provision for linkage to the new surgical clinic and other buildings as they are constructed.
The basic philosophy behind the layout of the hospital is that each building will serve a separate function, with new structures influenced by the vertical emphasis of the surrounding buildings, and the horizontal links between existing structures creating a connecting grid between the different functions.
The main floor of the tumour center houses the reception and outpatient clinics, while the ground floor, linked by an inviting open-plan staircase to the main building, contains the outpatient area and consulting rooms. The informal layout ensures that the whole ground floor receives natural daylight from all sides. The four wards are located on the first and second floors, and the basement contains the staff changing rooms, stores, and plant areas. The central park provides a place for patients to relax and for students of the university hospital to study. The cube-shaped building follows the line of Hugstetter Strasse, and the small shops within the finger-like structures, connecting with the road and creating a sense of scale, will also be used by inhabitants of the neighbouring residential building, making the hospital even more a part of the community.
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