Clinic for psychiatry in Munich

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The hospital of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry for research activities and patient treatment in Munich's district Schwabing was built in 1960. With respect to its technical installations and energy efficiency standard, the 5-storey clinic building had remained more or less unchanged since 1960.

The task for our architecture firm was to refurbish the building structure and to modernize the technical installations in the entire building. For this purpose, the heating system, the ventilation system and the cooling system including their respective distribution networks were replaced while the clinic remained fully operational. All refurbishment measures had to be carried out at the same time since only the non-heating period was available. Moreover, for energy-efficiency purposes all windows were upgraded to meet the EnEV 2009 standard (German Energy Saving Ordinance).

The assignment also included the refurbishment of the basement in terms of fire protection; these works were carried out in accordance with an existing fire protection concept.

Clinic for psychiatry in Munich

Max Planck Society, Munich

Planning (work phases 1 – 5):
Fritsch + Tschaidse Architekten GmbH

Execution (work phases 6 – 9):
Kai Otto Architekten
2010 – 2011

Floor space: 3,971 sqm
Gross volume: 14,000 cbm
Cost of construction: €4.8 million

Project manager:
Peter Helsper (site manager)