Organ Center Inselspital Bern (focus on tumor and other surgical services)

Visualization of the Organ Center (Schneider & Schneider Architects / © 2019 nightnurse images gmbh)

As part of Inselspitals master plan, MMI has developed the medical concept for a modern tumor therapy center and associated surgical services (visceral, thorax, urological).

The most important focus of the planning process was the close interdisciplinary cooperation and the spatial proximity of the disciplines to be able to achieve the most efficient and economical workflows.

The Center will be one of the top Organ- and Tumor-Centers in Switzerland and in Europe. Factors such as central case triage, a close interdisciplinary network and a geographical proximity of the related disciplines – create the best conditions for the proviion of high quality patient care.

Planning team consists of HENN Architects, Hospitaltechnik and MMI
MMI developed the planning requirements and the concept of the Organ Center together with HENN Architects, one of the leading German architectural companies, the planning company Hospitaltechnik (HT), as well as the management of the Inselspital. MMI´s medical concept was part of a feasibility study aiming to develop different usage scenarios.

The concept was developed as a prior condition for the architectural bidding process. MMI and HT accompanied the further implementation and development of the plans, which was led by Schneider & Schneider Architects, Aarau (CH).

Special Challenges

  • The building will be first used by the gynecological clinic
  • Discussion of possible second use scenarios by other clinics
  • Standardized and flexible planning of the rooms (for multiple uses)
  • Geographic difficulties (i.e. hills) and connections to existing buildings
  • Planning the central use of core resources
  • Efficient, economical and patient-friendly structures

Key facts

  • Area: approx. 15,500 m² floor space
  • 9 Operation rooms with “Same-Day-Surgery”
  • Single bed concept (single rooms which can also be used as twin rooms)
  • Concept development by MMI: 05/2012 to 12/1012
  • Total budget: approx. 250 million CHF


1.) MMI planning team Andreas Walter and Frank Christ (3rd and 4th from left) and colleagues from partner companies in front of the construction site of the Organ Center

2.) Webcam photo of the state of construction in September 2017



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