Upon uniting Stuttgart’s four municipal hospitals under the name “Klinikum Stuttgart” in 1999, the city of Stuttgart decided in 2005 to pool the facilities of the Klinikum at two locations: Katharinenhospital/Mitte, and Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt.
At the core of the new organisation at Katharinenhospital/Mitte is the main building (ZNB) that comprises six medical centres, including the Centre for Internal Medicine. House F is the second construction stage of the ZNB. It is going to accommodate the new main entrance for the entire hospital location Mitte, as well as other areas such as the departments for Radiology and for General Internal Medicine. A four-storey connecting hall provides access to the adjacent existing hospital buildings.
House F is based on a raft foundation including single and strip footing. The floor slab and the outer walls of the basement have been designed as a “white tank” construction. Flat slabs cast in-situ form the building’s ceilings. The wide-span, projecting ceiling panels in the central access zones of the plinth buildings, and in the ward levels, as well as the ceilings connecting to the existing buildings (House A+B) in the connecting hall have been designed as pre-stressed ceiling constructions.