Built in the late 1960s based on plans by the architect Gustav Peichl, Meidling Rehabilitation Centre was designed for patients with traumatic brain injury. The rehabilitation centre is directly connected to Meidling Accident Hospital. A unique trait of this building lies in its close links to the accident hospital, which results in key synergies for medical care delivery and internal utility services.
Attentive enlargement in full respect of monument protection.
The existing rehabilitation centre was to be primarily enlarged by adding a wing with patient rooms for day therapy to be able to house administrative and therapy facilities in the old volume, hence eliminating the pressing lack of space. In transforming the old building, special attention was paid to maintaining its visual appearance (since the structure will be probably placed under monument protection).
Energy optimisation plus comfort is a possibility.
The new patient room wing features a white glass façade with floor-to-ceiling sun screen elements. To ensure optimum energy utilisation, a ground collector for fresh air heating and cooling was installed. Other measures include cooling systems for structural components and cooling ceilings, which will recover the higher investment costs within a very few years.