Ground-breaking ceremony Passive House Clinic
Already on July 2nd, the ground-breaking ceremony of the world's first Passive House Hospital, in the Hoechst district of Frankfurt, took place. Lord mayor Peter Feldmann explained enthusiastically, that the construction of the hospital is a fundamental element for obtaining and development of patient care at the highest level of care. By combining competencies, a modern centre of somatic areas of the hospital originate, with a gross floor area of 78.000 m².
Ground-breaking ceremony for the new Passive House hospital: The ceremony was attended by the Minister for social affairs in Hesse, Stefan Grüttner (second from the right), as well as Frankfurt's head of department for social affairs, Rosemarie Heilig (third from the right).
Image copyright: Klinikum Frankfurt Hoechst
The new Passive House construction is due to be completed in the first half of 2019
The new hospital Frankfurt-Hoechst will be the first built to be Passive House hospital in Germany and thus represents a milestone in the hospital architecture. We will equip this highly complex special-use building with the latest technology and will thus be able to accommodate our objective of becoming a climate-neutral city by the year 2050.
Rosemarie Heilig, Head of the department for the enviroment and social affairs in Frankfurt
The basic intention of the Passive House concept, to significantly reduce the energy demand while providing improved comfort, is particularly worthwhile in the case of a hospital building.
Oliver Kah, Passive House Institute (PHI) Darmstadt