Forty-five finalists competed in 12 categories at the event, and the winning projects were announced at a special ceremony.
Left Its Two Major Rivals Behind
Istanbul Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital competed in the “Best Health Complex” category with the Pavilion (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) project from the USA and the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen (SDCC) project from Denmark.
Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital provided the best solutions to the problems encountered in a healthcare facility and created a high-quality environment for patient care. It was well ahead of its competitors with its aesthetic qualities, sustainability features, and a worthy award winner. This was a first for Turkey at the 31st MIPIM Awards.
The World’s Largest Building with Seismic Isolation Against Earthquakes
Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital hold the title of “The World’s Largest Building with Seismic Isolators” against earthquakes, with 2,068 seismic isolators placed in the main hospital building Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital, built by the Ministry of Health and Istanbul PPP Health Investment A.Ş (Rönesans Holding & Sojitz Healthcare), through a public-private partnership model, is Turkey’s third-largest healthcare investment project and was put into service in 2020. The integrated health campus, which has three heliport areas and consists of 10 blocks, includes the General Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Gynecology Hospital, Oncology Hospital, Neurology, Orthopedic Sciences Hospital, Cardiovascular Diseases Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital, and Psychiatric Hospital. Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital have 2,682 beds, the capacity to examine 35,000 patients as outpatients and perform 1,000 operations per day. Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital has the largest intensive care capacity in Europe with 456 intensive care beds and has managed the continuation of organ transplantation and other operations without interruption during the pandemic.
Sustainable and Exemplary design
At Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital, rainwater is collected in a 3,600 m² tank and used to irrigate the 171,842 m² landscaped area. The energy collected from the solar panels installed on the buildings meets the floors’ hot water needs and the landscape lighting’s electricity requirements. The health campus was built with “Energy and Environment Friendly” designs and held a green building GOLD LEED Certificate.
The Başakşehir Çam and Sakura Hospital project was previously awarded the “Best RFID/IOT Application in Health” award by RFID Journal. It also won the Merit Award in the “Health Services” category of the “Global Best Projects” competition, organized for the eighth time by the international construction industry magazine Engineering News-Record (ENR), which has been published since 1917, and which evaluated participating projects from 6 continents and 21 countries.
ABOUT RÖNESANS HOLDINGRönesans Holding, which started operations in 1993, today has human resources of approximately 75,000 people and performs its contracting activities in 28 countries. It also participates in investment projects in real estate development, health, and energy.
As a group of companies with consolidated assets of approximately USD9 billion, Rönesans Holding today generates a consolidated turnover of USD5 billion per year. Rönesans Holding contributes to the national economy to a large extent by investing the capital from overseas construction projects in programs in Turkey.
For the last 15 years, the company has been on the “World’s Largest International Contracting Companies” list, which Engineering News-Record publishes. Rönesans Holding is the twenty-eighth-largest international contracting company globally and the ninth-largest in Europe; together with its international partners, it has realized investments worth EUR5.7 million in Turkey.