- March 2008-2010 Searching for a lot for Healthcare Campus.
- March 2010: Purchasing the lot at Topkapı for this campus, which we deem a social responsibility project.
- September 2010: Developing the functional area program.
- September 2010: Completing the license authorization of the lot.
- December 2010 – May 2011: Pitching among international healthcare architecture companies and selection.
- May-September 2011: Process of concept design.
- September 2011: Approving the concept design for Koç University Hospital.
- May 2012: Approval of construction permit.
- 22 May 2012: Laying the foundation.
- September 2013: Completing the feasibility reports for Phase II.
- September 2014: Opening of the hospital and starting the clinical teaching for grade 4 and 5 students.
- November 2014: Starting the Phase II construction.
- February 2017: Starting the use of Phase II.
Our patient care and treatment approach is reflected by the architectural design of our new hospital.
Our hospital is constructed in line with the needs of 21st
century and certain features are exemplary in Turkey, Europe and America. Thus, principles of transparency in clinical flows, importance attached to research, areal integrity and innovation are also emphasized in our architectural design.
We adopted the principle of transparency, which is the motto for healthcare in our age, and this principle is reflected in the holistic design, provided that confidentiality of our patients is strictly protected. So, glass is widely used in the interior design.
Importance Attached to Research
The importance attached to the mission of research by the School of Medicine is evidenced by placing the research laboratories at the heart of the hospital complex.
Our hospital has avoided regional isolations for disciplines and departments. The approach of “my department”, “my operation room” and “my patient” is left behind and a novel system is created that clinical practices, questioning and acting in line with team spirit complement each other. Thus, a pioneering step is taken for Turkish healthcare sector.
Ottoman-Turkish themes are blended with modern inspirations in the external design of the hospital’s architecture, which can also be seen at Koç University. Architectural design is harmonized with clinical flows and methods.