Designed for one of Turkey’s leading healthcare providers the 775,000-square-foot Altunizade Hospital is located on a 160,000-square-foot site in a dense urban and primarily residential neighborhood of Istanbul. It is a project that acknowledges the important civic role healthcare institutions play in the communities they serve. The new design combines both inpatient and outpatient services into a single facility. A separate clinic and 192-bed inpatient tower is linked by a common podium base of public amenities and diagnostic & treatment services.
The design capitalizes on unique opportunities to capture views of the Sea of Marmara to the south and respects the surrounding residential neighborhood through a thoughtful design and articulation of the massing. Through a series of form making moves the complex program is adapted to a tight and steeply sloped site. A topographic challenge is turned into an organizational opportunity by allowing grade level access to three separate floors and maximizing floor area for programs requiring ground level points of entry.
The exterior design distinguishes between inpatient and outpatient environments.
The clinic tower is articulated as a sculptural form clad in glass oriented toward views. The inpatient tower is developed as a more textural façade using a combination of vertical and horizontal projections to mitigate solar heat gain and glare. A shared podium base provides pedestrian scale and hosts an accessible green roof terrace as respite in a dense active site.