Schwarzenberg, Saxony: Marienstift Specialist Hospital

DORSCH CONSULT was retained by a private hospital company in the Erz Mountains to oversee the complex conversion of the existing Marienstift hospital into a specialist hospital for oncological diseases with 106 beds. The old building stock of the main block was to remain largely intact, the ancillary block replaced by a new building and connected with the main block by an intermediate building.

The completed hospital comprises the following functions (in accordance with DIN 13080):

  • Emergency admission
  • Clinical medical service
  • Functional diagnostics
  • Endoscopy
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Department for autopsies
  • X-ray diagnostics
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational and work therapy
  • General nursing (106 beds)
  • Administration
  • Social facilities
  • foot by wheel


Architecture and Urban Design

Constructional Engineering


Dorsch International Consultants


EKH, Erzgebirgische Krankenhaus- und Hospitalgesellschaft mbH, Schwarzenberg

Project Activities

  • Preparatory measures:

    • Site survey
    • Inventory
    • Implementation study

  • Design and supervision:

    • Buildings (architecture)
    • Load-bearing structures
    • Civil works and traffic facilities
    • External facilities
    • Mechanical-electrical equipment for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and sanitary installations including medical gas as well as electrical engineering, conveying, catering and medical technology
    • Architectural acoustics
    • "Room" acoustics
    • Thermal covering


From 1992 to 2000