Hybrid OR Maasstad Hospital

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

An installation exercise
at the highest level

During the construction of the Wiegerinck-designed Maasstad Hospital, we left one section of the OR unfinished. The intention was to eventually create a hybrid OR, which was ultimately delivered in August 2020.

New standard

Hybrid ORs are the new operating standard in hospitals, offering a combination of high-tech surgery and radiological imaging. Surgeons, OR assistants and the radiologist stand together at the operating table and are able to perform and monitor the procedure with razor-sharp precision via screens. The area to be operated on is accurately visualized, making it easy to perform checks during the operation. This not only makes operations faster and more accurate, it also reduces the risk of complications. As a result, patients do not have to stay in the hospital as long.

Flush

Of course, the walls of the OR are fully flushed to achieve maximum sterility. The colours and routing are adapted to the other OR rooms in the complex. Because of this, the recognizability is high and the work protocols within the OR complex can also be easily implemented here as well. In addition, the daylight provides a clear orientation for patients and staff.

Technical complex

Designing a hybrid OR, with all the extremely strict requirements that apply, is not so much a design task as an installation exercise at the highest level. A range of technical issues must be perfectly aligned, and, of course, this applies to the various high-tech devices and instruments as well. Thus, in a project like this one, our meetings with installers are very intensive. And it takes a flawless collaboration to guarantee the maximum result. Duly noted!

“An intensive, technically complex assignment that we approach with the same level of attention as a pure design project.”

Koen Arts
Principal-in-Charge / Architect

“An intensive, technically complex assignment that we approach with the same level of attention as a pure design project.”

Project data

Location
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Functie
Hybrid OR
Size
150 m² GFA
Period
2019 – 2020
Status
Complete
Client
Maasstad Hospital
User
Maasstad Hospital
Team
Koen Arts, Inge Geurts, Joost de Jong
In collaboration with
Royal HaskoningDHV, Philips, OKCN