Şişli & Göztepe Hospitals in Istanbul Earthquake Pilotprojekte

Earthquake Safety through Shock Absorbers

The earthquake safety of hospitals is particularly important, as the care of the wounded must also (and especially!) be ensured in the event of a very severe earthquake. Two hospitals in Istanbul have now been completed as pilot projects for particularly earthquake-proof construction. The buildings in Şişli and Göztepe were designed by Stuttgart-based HWP Planungsgesellschaft, with Werner Sobek responsible for the structural engineering. The core of the safety concept is a so-called base isolation, which allows the building to move independently of the surrounding soil in the event of a quake. Special bearing structures in the basement floors also serve as shock absorbers in the event of an earthquake.

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