HWP Planungsgesellschaft mbH

HWP Planungsgesellschaft mbH
Rotenbergstraße 8
D – 70190 Stuttgart
Phone +49 (0) 711 16 62 – 0
Fax +49 (0) 711 16 62 – 123

“Working together in interdisciplinary teams of architects, program managers, medical engineers and laboratory engineers – that is our key to developing the best solutions for complex assignments.”


The planing and realisation of complex medical research and care facilities, such as hospitals, university clinics, special clinics and rehabilitation clinics, builds the centre of competency of  HWP Planungsgesellschaft, in Stuttgart. The company was founded in 1970 and has 140 employees today. There are further seven sites, including offices in Istanbul, Cairo and Tripoli.

Institute for Nanotechnology of the Karlsruhe Research CenterHWP Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Peter Müller

Beside their proven expertise in healthcare, the highly specialised planners and engineers are also able to demonstrate extensive experience in education, research and industrial sectors. Furthermore HWP Planungsgesellschaft is known as one of the first companies in that business sector to use Building Information Modelling (BIMBIM Building Information Modeling). This innovative approach in planning unifies all available data relating to a construction project into one digital model.

By contributing their own information, all stakeholders involved in the planing and realisation of the building project take part in the further development of this model. Every BIM model is kind of a project`s ‘planning DNA’ that contains the entire data relating to a building, which can then be used for analysis and operational purposes as well as for further development.


Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

The Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul is going to be the ‘hospital of the future’. Thanks to the interdisciplinary planing, led by HWP, not only does this hospital meet the very latest medicinal and technical requirements, but also sets new standards when it comes to sustainable building and the design of large earthquake-proof structures.


Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, IstanbulHWP Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Frieder Kauber

Because Istanbul is in a region that is highly susceptible to earthquakes, a design according to static requirements was essential. Therefore Werner Sobek a civil engineer from Stuttgart developed an earthquake isolation system. The basis of this concept involves special pillars that are fitted with floor isolators which are connected to a solid floor plate. The floor plate and the load-bearing walls are firmly affixed with floor studs. Due to that flexible design, the building’s shell can react with movement, without collapsing in the event of an earthquake.

Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, IstanbulHWP Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Frieder Kauber

The communication technology, especially the solid connection between the IT network to the clinic’s medicinal technology, was also planned on the premise of a possible heavy earthquake occurring. Even after a seismographic catastrophe, the new hospital should be able to continue operations without interruption. The new complex of buildings allows rapid expansion of capacity if required: The buildings’ surrounding areas, including greenery, have been designed to be used as a protection zone for civilians immediately and also serve as a space resource in the event of medicinal care facilities need to be erected temporary.



CLIENT: Istanbul Project Coordination Unit (IPCU)
LOCATION, COUNTRY: Okmeydani, Istanbul, Turkey
COMPLETED: 2010–2012 (planning), 2013–2019 (construction)
GFA: 250,400 m2
BUILDING COSTS: confidential
LPH: (service phases according to German HOAIHOAI Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure system): 1–6

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