Romatem Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Hospital

Category: Health
Location: Bursa
Project Date: 2010-2011
Client: Bemsa Holding
Area: 9,700 m²
Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengiç, Onur Arat, Aslıhan Bolat, Ayşegül Kapısız, Ufuk Berberoğlu

Romatem Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Hospital is located next to the historic Kara Mustafa Pasa Thermal Baths dating back to Ottoman period in Orhangazi district of Bursa. Kreatif Architects has completed the architectural renovation and interior design of the hospital including 85 beds in a rectangular four stories high prism block.

Due to the historical heritage conditions of the site, Historic Heritage Preservation Board had approved the project of the hospital before the construction started. The thermal water of the area had been utilized in the pools of the hospital for the benefits of the patients.

Four pools had been designed of which one of them is located outside the building block, next to the group therapy pool inside. The sunken gardens and the two stories high glass façade enable the daylight to penetrate the floors that are below the ground level that include the large group therapy pool and treatment units above it.

Cafeteria protrudes as a cubic block in the middle of the rectangular mass of the hospital, hiding the pool areas behind when approached from the entrance. The patterns and colour of the sun blocking metal mesh panels used on the façade of the cafeteria block are also repeated as a design pattern throughout the hospital interior surfaces, creating a consistent visual identity.