2,068 seismic isolators
1 m2 surface area
32 realisation time
Eight specialised hospitals
Commissioned by the Turkish Ministry of Health, Rönesans Holding realised the Başakşehir Çam & Sakura City Hospital—a new symbol for Istanbul and the surrounding area representing the highest standard in healthcare. Eight specialised hospitals with a total capacity of 2682 beds are built on more than one million square metres. The main building accommodates six healthcare specialities, including paediatrics, oncological medicine and vascular medicine. The two adjacent buildings are for psychiatry, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
The hospital complex is located in the Başakşehir district, an earthquake zone. Therefore, earthquake-proof solutions were already sought at the design stage to ensure that the complex meets the highest safety standards. More than two thousand seismic isolators can be found between the foundation and the superstructure of the hospital to absorb shocks. They allow the building to move up to sixty centimetres during a severe earthquake, ensuring that the hospital can keep its doors open and its patients safe at all times.
Çam ve Sakura
The project is a success story in terms of development, realisation time and safety. This is even awarded with a reference in the name of the hospital complex. The words ‘Çam ve Sakura’, which means pine in Turkish and cherry blossom in Japanese, refer to the cooperation between the Turkish Renaissance Healthcare Investment and the Japanese Sonitz Corp. As a result of this close cooperation, the hospital complex was completed in a record time of 32 months with an absenteeism rate of only 0.14 out of 10,000 employees.