New integral concept in modular construction

Cadolzburg, 30.07.2020

The University Hospital Düsseldorf is again working on a modular construction project: By autumn, the modular construction specialist Cadolto will be creating intensive andintermediate care stations on the campus on Moorenstrasse.

On the basis of the isolation intensive care unit designed by Cadolto for the corona
pandemic, an optimized, integral concept for a new type of intensive care unit that meets the needs of the university clinic and an intermediate care unit was rapidly developed. Ekkehard Zimmer, Commercial Director and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, University Hospital Düsseldorf: “Due to the modular construction, we have an extremely short construction time and can create 43 additional beds in autumn, which in view of the current pandemic situation and a possible second wave, puts us in a much better position. We will probably be able to supply all Covid-19 patients requiring ventilation in a single area of the UKD.”

Speed, quality, and experience: these were the decisive factors for the Düsseldorf
University Hospital at the beginning of the project. In addition to speed, Cadolto offers, above all, the comprehensive know-how of the market leader in medical buildings, integral planning across all service phases as well as planning, production, medical technology, and commissioning from a single source.
Karsten Kußmann, Managing Director of Cadolto Modulbau GmbH: “We are all now aware of the fast response times required for the COVID-19 virus, but it also applies in particular to the infrastructure of medical buildings. With a strong team effort, Dräger as a partner in medical technology and constructive contract negotiations with the University Hospital Düsseldorf as the client, we have succeeded in being able to offer a convincing complete package in the shortest possible time.”

On a total area of 5,079 m², the intensive care units and the intermediate care station (IMC) will be located on three floors. In addition, the new building will be connected to the Center for Operative Medicine via a transparent connecting bridge. A reception station with 18 IMC single rooms, which can be reached through upstream locks, is located on the ground floor. Nine of them have their own wet rooms. The first floor is an intensive care unit with nine isolated single rooms – also with locks. There are also eight twin rooms.

The changing and preparation rooms, storage and technical areas are located on the second floor. In addition to a staircase, the building is accessed via two elevators. It is also connected to the university hospital's automatic goods and pneumatic tube systems. In addition, the necessary functional and ancillary rooms are provided on all levels. The supplied building services systems allow a completely self-sufficient supply of the clinic building.

Following the high standard of the University Hospital on Moorenstrasse, this building will have an attractive facade made of metal cassettes, stainless steel doors and the greatest possible glazing, which will also enable the staff to see within the wards and thus offer more security. Cadolto has taken over the general planning as well as all service phases including the foundation, the complete medical technology, the technical building equipment as well as all furniture; additionally, also the emergency power system and a redundant supply of medical gases.

Rüdiger Salamon
Head of Sales Center

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