Fawad Kazi KSSG–OKS
Volume II: Haus 10
The second volume of the five-part building monograph on Zurich-based architect Fawad Kazi’s innovative development of Kantonsspital St. Gallen and Ostschweizer Kinderspital
1st edition, 2021
Text in English and German
64 pages, 36 color and 34 b/w illustrations
30.5 x 23 cm
In 2011, Zurich-based architect Fawad Kazi, together with the KSSG-OKS planning consortium, won the competition for the rebuilding and extension of St Gallen’s cantonal hospital (KSSG) and the new regional children’s hospital for eastern Switzerland (OKS). By 2028, this huge undertaking will have transformed the whole area they are built in. This building monograph, laid out in five elegant volumes, documents in much detail the ambitious project, which is a significant trailblazer in the area of hospital design and urban development.
This second volume is devoted to KSSG’s Haus 10, situated at the northern end of the site. Connected to the hospital’s main building by means of an ingenious passage, it serves to treat walk-in patients. Its flexible structure allows adaptions to suit also future needs of KSSG. The interior design is based on materials and features intended also for the other new buildings still to come.
With contributions by Lorenzo De Chiffre, Clementine Hegner-van Rooden, and Fawad Kazi; and a conversation between Urs Buschor, Marko Sauer, Silvan Schneider und Christof Stäheli. Photographs by Georg Aerni and Florian Brunner
Christoph Wieser is an architect, publicist, and researcher. He also holds teaching appointments at various Swiss universities of applied sciences. 2003–09 he has been an editor with architectural magazine werk, bauen + wohnen, 2009–2013 he directed the Institute of Constructive Design at Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW in Winterthur.