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Discover Germany | Business | Albert Wimmer ZT GmbH
and is there for everyone to enjoy. At the same time, it needs areas for possible acquisition – areas which need to be conquered first.”Openness, transparency and flexibility are the themes that can be found in all of Albert Wimmer's work. The most recent example of this is the hospital Nord in Vienna. According to the slogan“Smart hospital – the Viennese way”, the Health Team led by the Albert Wimmer ZT GmbH developed a hospital with around 800 beds
that combines the advantages of a central hospital with those of a pavilion-style building. This creates a health centre, where the patients come first and the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. The “healing environment” is expanded by a “healing garden”, which merges the ideas of comfort, healing, growing and recovering into one overall concept. www.awimmer.at
Current activities include competition successes such as the masterplan for the district aroundVienna's main train station, the new conference centre at the Viennese UNO-City, the masterplan for Europe's biggest passive housing estate “Eurogate”and the new construction of the“Vienna North Hospital”. Architect Albert Wimmer constantly strives for the ideal city. He also believes that in order to be attractive, every city needs to have its own identity.“Master plans are a good tool to balance out different (for example public and private) interests and to enable a wide, flexible, easy and intuitive use for all. It is important to me that I don't determine every little detail, but to allow the city – or the district – enough room for development. My vision is to create a lively city that includes identity giving highlights
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