TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE, the single architecture studio in Romania specialized in medical architecture and one of the very few such studios in CEE, estimates to double its business turnover by the end of 2021 as compared to 2020, when it registered almost EUR 1 million. The increase is generated as a result of high demand especially from the medical and logistic segments, which accelerated investments during the pandemic period.
During pandemic and directly related to the necessities generated in the context, TESSERACT architects designed modular hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19 patients or triage units (more than 23.000 sqm of functional schemes for modular hospitals with a total of 146 beds), as well as interventions in the existing hospitals, to addapt them to the circuits imposed by the pandemic, reconfigurations of various destinations buildings into medical spaces, especially for the private sector or repartitioning for medical investigations laboratory spaces which integrated the PCR testing services or newly built laboratories.
“In the medical sector, pandemic accelerated some investment decisions, both in the public and the private segment. High activity was also registered in the logistic and industrial segment. During lockdown and through the pandemic period, consumption focused on local production and online orders, new production lines were developed, distribution activity accelerated and investments continued. Especially in the logistic segment we see high activity – we are far behind countries such as Poland, Hungary or Austria and the change in consumption patterns through the acceleration of e-commerce increased demand for modern logistic and industrial spaces, to cover all areas of the country,” states Arh. Raluca Soaita, founder of TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE.
The private medical sector is highly active, TESSERACT architects state, with many of the large private operators extending or consolidating their buildings and clinics portfolios in this period. “For a period, they were the only ones to cover other treatment services than Covid-19. At the same time, even in the private sector, the offer is much undersized versus the patients` demand. We registered increased demand for architecture services and we designed both new buildings for private clinics and hospitals, as well as extensions of existing spaces, reconfigurations/ conversions of buildings having various destinations into medical spaces, interior design, etc.,” Arh. Raluca Soaita ads.
Together with the doubling of its business, TESSERACT ARCHITECTURE also expands its team, wich was completed with 10 new members as compared to the summer period of 2020. Together with the senior architects, the studio also employs epidemiologists, medical equippment specialists, financial experts, etc.
TESSERACT is the architecture coordinator of the most significant recent hospital project in Romania – Marie Curie Hospital, the first Children’s National Hospital for Cancer, Serious Illnesses and Trauma, as well as of two new major county hospitals – the regional hospitals in Focsani and Sibiu.
The largest projects in work at the moment is Sibiu County Hospital, a new hospital building with 895 beds, 120.000 sqm area and an execution budget estimated to almost EUR 500 million. At the begining of August 2021, the hospital obtained its building permit and the technical project will be completed by the year-end.