HDR Selected to Design the New Rhine Ordinance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany
(January 27, 2016) - HDR has been selected by the German government Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung Weilerbach (LBB), to design the new Rhine Ordinance Barracks (ROB) Medical Center Replacement (MCR) project adjacent to the Ramstein U.S. Air Force Base in Germany. The team will work with the LBB, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and with the U.S. Defense Health Agency to deliver the new military hospital.
The medical center is designed to serve U.S. and NATO Allied Forces operating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and care for wounded service men and women coming from wars in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Southwest Asia region.
After a nearly three-year selection process, a team from HDR | TMK's Dusseldorf, Germany office and HDR's Washington D.C. office will complete the design and delivery of the state-of-the-art hospital. Work is scheduled to begin immediately and continue over a planned eight-year design and construction delivery period. The project will be produced completely in Building Information Management and will comply with U.S. and German building codes.
The ROB MCR works in concert with Walter Reed Medical Center in the Washington DC area, which HDR is also designing. These two medical centers constitute the most politically sensitive assets in the US Department of Defense's medical facility portfolio.
Gus Ardura, U.S. military director (HDR) and Johannes Kresimon, German managing director (HDR | TMK) shared: "We are honored that our team has been selected for this important project which will complete the continuum of care between Landstuhl, Germany and Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland—also being designed to world-class standards. We look forward to working closely with the military medical leadership in both countries over the next eight years to bring forward the most advanced facilities in the U.S. Department of Defense portfolio."