HDR Selected to Design the New Rhine Ordinance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany

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 US Air Force Base in Germany. The team will work with the LBB, the US Army Corps of Engineers and with the US Defense Health Agency (DHA) to deliver the new military hospital. The medical center is designed to serve US 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 DC 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 (BIM) and will comply with US 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, US 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 US Department of Defense (DoD) portfolio.”

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HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local. Learn more at www.hdrinc.com.

Advancing health and wellness on a global scale and in local communities is at the heart of our endeavors. We use the power of design thinking and the consideration of three important elements—patient care, context and community—to reimagine the way healthcare is perceived and delivered.

During the past decade, HDR has designed more than a dozen hospitals and clinics for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).