Published in 2/2023 - Care


Changes and Losses of Hospital Architecture

Kristo Vesikansa

Infill development is bound to change the overall character of hospital complexes, even when old builds are preserved. The original Tampere University Central Hospital (1962) designed by Erkki Helamaa and Veijo Martikainen has been sieged by massive new construction; currently in dispute is whether the additional buildings being planned may rise to match the height of the protected ward tower. Photo: Pertti Räsänen / MFA

With the new healthcare buildings, a large number of old care buildings will be demolished or modified for new use. What kind of architecture and building heritage will we lose in the process?

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