31.08.2020
Völklingen, laying of the foundation stone for the new intensive care unit SHG-Kliniken Völklingen

In the presence of Monika Bachmann, Saarland Minister for Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family, the foundation stone was laid on 31 August 2020 for the new building planned by LUDES at the SHG Kliniken Völklingen. Bernd Mege, Managing Director of Saarland-Heilstätten GmbH and Edgar Mertes, Administrative Director of the SHG-Kliniken Völklingen, had invited guests to the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone.
By the end of 2021, the three-storey new building will offer two new intensive care units with a total of 42 beds on about 2500 square metres.



24.07.2020
Haßfurt, expansion and restructuring of the surgical department and sterile goods supply, Haus Haßfurt

For the award of the architectural services for the expansion and restructuring of the surgical department and sterile supply of the Hassfurt House, the municipal company Hassberg-Klinken carried out a negotiation procedure with a participation competition. LUDES won this procedure.

Haus Hassfurt is a hospital of care level I with currently 150 planned beds. Founded in 1945, the building ensemble in its present form is the result of a growth process over several decades. The basic structure of the clinic corresponds to a common principle of order for hospital buildings. The surgical department and the sterile services are structurally, technically and organisationally in line with the state of construction in 1984.

LUDES was able to convince the client with an alternative stratification and a process-oriented arrangement of the functions operating department and central sterilization in the direct vicinity. LUDES’ proposal promises to make the implementation of this project easier and more cost-effective in a compact extension building.



29.03.2018
Calw, 5. Prize in the competition Calw Health Campus
LUDES won a 5th prize at the international two-phase competition entitled “Urban building and structural realisation for the ‘Im Stammheimer Feld III, Calw’” health campus project.

The new building will be sited on an undeveloped area of approx. 6.5 hectares adjacent to an industrial estate. In addition to a new

hospital, the project foresees further in and out-patient care facilities and facilities for prevention and health promotion. The very complex and ambitious competition was completed in two phases. In the first phase the urban construction concept was drawn up, which in the second phase took concrete shape in the form of pre-planning.


17.04.2018
Nürnberg, Specialist group “BIM in hospital construction”
Since February 2018 LUDES has been a member of buildingSMART e.V. This is an independent association whose aim is to establish Building Information Modelling (BIM), as a contemporary working method for planning, drafting and operating building Projects.

To improve the application of BIM in their own company, LUDES

decided to actively take part in the newly-formed buildingSMART specialist group “BIM in hospital construction” in Nuremberg. The objective is to create a common basis for hospital building when using BIM. In addition, buildingSMART is to consider the special requirements of hospital construction such as the creation of an international standard, processes and interfaces.


17.03.2018
Bamberg, Visit to the construction site at Bamberg Hospital
The new building of the fourth ward tower at the Klinikum am Bruderwald in Bamberg is taking shape. Inside on the lower floors the wet rooms are being built and on floors five to seven the media are being installed. Cladding is already in place as far as the eighth floor.

The Bavarian Minister of Health, Melanie Huml, took a look herself at the state of the building work. The project is being supported financially by her ministry:

“The new building is designed on the basis of the most modern medical structures and makes the Klinikum Bamberg one of the cornerstones of hospital provision in Upper Franconia … Thanks to the comprehensive restructuring and modernisation, the hospital can further strengthen its position as one of the central health centres in northern Bavaria.”

Commissioning of the approx. 55 million Euro new building is foreseen for the beginning of 2019.



17.01.2018
Wolhusen, New building at Luzern Kantonsspital, 1st Prize
Together with Nissen Wentzlaff Architekten, LUDES has won an order to produce a study for the new building at the Luzern Kantonsspital in Wolhusen. Following a European-wide pre-qualifying round, the working group and four other teams were commissioned to work out a study paper, including regular discussion meetings, for the Luzern Kantonsspital. At the end of the study the jury chose “PAIMIO”, the study by LUDES / Nissen Wentzlaff as the best and commissioned them to do the follow-up work.
The three-storey construction foreseen by “PAIMIO“ fits in well with the surrounding area and meets the requirements of a modern hospital. The study convinced the jury because of its short ways, sensible surroundings, and a high potential for development.

The new building will be constructed in the north of the hospital area, so as not to impede the day-to-day working of the hospital. Completion is set for the end of 2022.

Beitrag auf Radio Pilatus.



24.11.2017
Sendenhorst, Official opening of the extension to the rehabilitation centre
A large number of guests celebrated the official opening of the extension to the rehabilitation centre at St. Josef-Stift in Sendenhorst. In fewer than six years, following the opening of the first building phase, capacity has doubled to 180 comfortable single rooms and 20 out-patient places. The extended rehabilitation centre also comprises two atria. The facilities on offer include a Sports
hall, which greatly expands the therapeutic possibilities.

The concept of uninterrupted patient pathways, from admission to discharge for rehabilitation, has now become a well-proven and unique feature of the St. Josef Foundation. Nowhere else in the area can patients go on foot from the hospital directly into rehabilitation.



22.11.2017
Krefeld, Topping-out ceremony at St. Josefshospital Uerdingen
St. Josefshospital in Krefeld-Uerdingen, an Order of Malta hospital, celebrated its topping-out ceremony along with numerous guests, including the mayor Frank Meyer and the managing director of Malteser-Deutschland gGmbH, Dr. Franz Graf von Harnoncourt. In his opening address the latter emphasised the significance of the building project: “This is the day many of us have been waiting for. It is not only a milestone for the Order of Malta and for Uerdingen but also for the town and the entire region”.
In addition to the work of refurbishment inside the building, the entrance hall will be redesigned and a five-storey ward block with a total of 40 beds in 28 rooms will be built. These comfortable modern rooms will be of hotel rather than hospital standard. On the ground floor of the new building there will be a cafeteria with a terrace.


30.06.2017
Sendenhorst, Laying the foundation stone for day and night care
The celebration of laying the foundation stone was carried out at the site close to the St. Josef-Stift and the Elisabeth-Stift in Sendenhorst. The Elisabeth Foundation is investing 1.9 million Euros in the new day and night care building designed by LUDES. There will be twelve day care and two night care places in in the 550 square metre building. As regards night care, the Foundation is taking on a pioneering role in Warendorf District, since these are the first two places of this kind in the district.
The building, which will be built in front of the Elisabeth-Stift to the west, stands out by virtue of its outer-facing “open” form in the shape of large glass façades and by its bright rooms flooded with light. The rooms form a direct visual axis over to Stiftsweg and the Westtor. “We want to create a feeling of being integrated into the whole environment”, explains Rita Tönjann, managing director of the Foundation. Completion of the building is scheduled for the beginning of 2018.