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Campus Virchow-
Klinikum

Campus Virchow-Klinikum has been part of Charité since 1997. This is where top centers of university medicine for cardiology, oncology and surgery will be established in the future. Together with external partners, Charité is shaping the future of medicine with cell-based approaches.

In 1906, the Rudolf-Virchow Hospital was named after Charité’s late medical practitioner and healthcare politician Rudolf Virchow, who died in 1902. He was committed to providing basic medical care for everyone. Originally conceived as a garden city, at its inauguration, the clinic complex with 55 free-standing buildings was considered the most modern hospital facility in Europe. Today’s hospital also stands for this advanced approach at the time. In future, the campus is to expand considerably and become area-wise the largest of all Charité campuses.

Development of Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Campus Charité Mitte

Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Campus Berlin Buch

Campus Benjamin Franklin

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Rahel Hirsch Center for Translational Medicine

Rahel Hirsch Center for Translational Medicine

Completion 2022

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BMM

Charité Museum of Medical History Berlin

Upgrading 2023

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Research Center at Hessische Strasse

Research Center at Hessische Strasse

Refurbishment 2020

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Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic

Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Clinic

Refurbishment 2022

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Friedrich Busch Building

Friedrich Busch Building

Refurbishment 2023

Aschheim Zondek Building

Aschheim Zondek Building

Refurbishment 2025

IT DC I

IT Data Center I

Establishment in 2020 at basement level

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BHH

High-rise ward and new construction of the operating room, intensive care station and emergency department

Refurbishment 2016

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BHH

High-rise ward and new construction of the operating room, intensive care station and emergency department

Refurbishment 2016

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Diagnostic Center

Diagnostic Center

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North entrance

Ideas competition north entrance and new research building

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CCO

Charité Cross Over Building

Completion 2012

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Alexanderufer

DHZC

German Heart Centre at Charité (DHZC)

New construction in 2028

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BeCAT

Berlin Center for Advanced Therapies (BeCAT)

New construction in 2023

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Si-M

The simulated Human (Si-M)

New construction in 2023

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Infrastructure South

Renewal of Infrastructure South

New construction in 2024

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Pharmaceutical Center

Pharmaceutical Center

1st construction phase until 2026, 2nd until 2030.

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Pharmaceutical Center

Pharmaceutical Center

1st construction phase until 2026, 2nd until 2030.

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Biobank

Biobank

New construction in 2016

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NCT

National Center for Tumour Diseases

New construction in 2030

Eckernförder Platz

Eckernförder Platz

Südschiene 1st construction phase

Südschiene 2nd construction phase

Südschiene 3rd construction phase

Old car park

Old car park

Nordschiene 1st construction phase

Nordschiene 2nd construction phase

Teaching Forum

Southern district

Southern district

Southern district

Southern district

OR level (5th floor)

Refurbishment of the OR level (5th floor)

Completion: 1st construction phase 2020, 2nd construction phase 2023

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SPS I (3rd floor – 6th floor)

Ward I

Refurbishments 2022

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SPS II (3rd floor – 6th floor)

Ward II

Refurbishments 2023/24

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Refurbishment of roofs, 1st construction phase

SPS III (4th and 6th floor)

Ward III

Refurbishment 2025

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CCK Süd

Establishment of an temporary ward (CCK Süd)

2020

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HuLa

Helicopter landing pad with hangar

New construction in 2021

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HuLa

Helicopter landing pad with hangar

New construction in 2021

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IT DC II

IT Data Center II

2023

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Life Science Campus

Life Science Campus

2050

Total refurbishment

Total refurbishment

By 2027

Fraunhofer Institute of Allergology

Fraunhofer Institute of Allergology

Installation 2024

New hospital building 1st construction phase

New hospital building 1st construction phase

ZNA and replacement bed area By 2030

New hospital building 2nd construction phase

New hospital building 2nd construction phase

By 2040

Research Institutes for Experimental Medicine

Research Institutes for Experimental Medicine

Käthe Beutler Building

Käthe Beutler Building

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From garden city to healing city

When Berlin’s City Construction Director Ludwig Hoffmann was planning the installation more than 100 years ago, he consistently implemented his ideas on infection control. At the same time, he wanted to create an environment that promoted health through lots of green areas and airy building style. As a result, Campus Virchow-Klinikum almost looks like a park in the densely populated and at the same time industrially shaped district of Wedding. Kern is a central avenue with old trees and rows of nursing care pavilions.

In 2019/2020, Charité conducted a multi-stage, competitive dialogue process for the development of the future urban planning vision of Campus Virchow-Klinikum by 2050. This involved the Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, the Senate Chancellery – Science and Research as well as the state authorities responsible for the preservation of regional monuments, the Berlin-Mitte District Office and external consultants.

The selected concept enables an extraordinary symbiosis of the historical campus concept and the forward-looking building structures into a healing city on the campus. The central avenue remains the dominant design element. A new main entrance on the southern side transforms the Berlin-Spandauer shipping canal and the shore into an attractive backdrop.

Planning takes into account the requirements of landscape planning as well as the careful use of space resources. The monument preservation and functional requirements are combined to form a forward-looking overall picture.

  • Future vision of overall urban development at CVK

    Campus Virchow-Klinikum

Broschüre CVK
Brochure “Competitive Dialogue for Urban Development Overall Plan CVK”
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The new Campus Virchow-Klinikum in figures
Planned usable area
280,000 m²
Current usable area
157,000 m²
Master planning period
2021–2050
Estimated required investment
EUR 3.53 billion

Lighthouses for research and therapy

A flagship project, south of the core of Campus Virchow-Klinikum is the new construction of the German Heart center at Charité (DHZC). The operating rooms, laboratories and hybrid procedure rooms will define technological standards throughout Europe. The new building will also accommodate the central emergency department and the central sterile supply department under one roof.

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Currently under construction at the new biomedical campus on the corner of Seestraße and Amrumer Straße are the pioneering research buildings, the Berlin Center for Advanced Therapies (BeCAT) and “The Simulated Human” (Si-M) research project, which has been planned by Charité in conjunction with TU Berlin. The two research centers provide the interdisciplinary teams with optimal conditions for research and development of new biomedical technologies.

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As a further component of the vision for the future, the National Center for Tumour Diseases (NCT) will be set up with a focus on personalised medicine, prevention and new diagnostic methods. A further addition to the campus will be a pharmaceutical center that meets the highest technical standards. In the future, it will be possible to produce high-tech pharmaceutical products here.

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