Trauma center Linz

Healing Atmosphere

The entire complex consists of three buildings: a hospital, an office building, and a staff dormitory. The new construction was executed according to the plans of the Arge Moser Architekten and Lintl ZT, with Vasko+Partner responsible for the structural engineering. The Accident Hospital is located in close proximity to AKH Linz, ensuring significant synergies in medical care between the two facilities. The various functional groups of the hospital, the administrative building, and the staff dormitory were organized into clearly defined, easily recognizable elements. These building structures were grouped in a way that created a spacious, park-like enclosed inner courtyard area and, at the same time, a very distinct street space. All communicative areas and patient rooms are oriented towards this garden area, which is exclusively dedicated to relaxation and recovery.

Structural Engineering Challenge

Beneath the open space between the three building sections, there is a two-story underground garage with 500 parking spaces, extending to the 2nd basement level under the hospital building and also connected to buildings 2 and 3. The main access to the complex is through a ramp structure that extends along the entire length of the building complex and consists of two basement levels (technical facilities, storage) and the road above. For the hospital wing and the office building, an economical structural design had to be found, meeting the high requirements of architecture (slim dimensions), building and medical technology (very high installation effort), and flexibility (constant adaptation to the latest medical technology). The structure was mainly constructed using reinforced concrete (cast-in-place concrete, precast elements, semi-precast elements, some visible concrete). The floor slabs were designed as point-supported flat slabs without beams. The connection of the slabs to the columns (slender composite columns and prestressed concrete columns) was done using embedded steel corbels.

Regarding the foundation, considerations were taken into account for the alignment and, in particular, the vibrations from the S-Bahn in the area of the hospital and office wings. After extensive investigations, the foundation of the staff dormitory was decoupled from the foundation of the rest of the building complex and adapted to the alignment and height of the S-Bahn.

Client AUVA, Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt
Further data Architekt: Moser Architekten – Arge mit Arch. Prof. Lintl Ziviltechniker Ges.m.b.H.