The Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) is the central coordination facility for interdisciplinary oncological patient care, translational research and training- and continuing education at Charité University Medicine Berlin. The CCCC promotes internal and external cooperation in the field of oncology (cancer medicine). The portal clinics of the Charité serve patients as an access point and, with their interdisciplinary tumor outpatient departments and tumor conferences, ensure guideline-based diagnostics, therapy and aftercare. In ten years, the CCCC has created, expanded and established the necessary structures. Until now, these have not been anchored in a separate, functionally appropriate building. The portal clinics at Klinikum Virchow, Benjamin Franklin and Charité Mitte all offer advantages and disadvantages for a new CCCC building.
In 2016, Kopvol carries out a feasibility study and preliminary design. In addition to the classic room program, a systematic patient survey, needs and requirements analyses and an inventory analysis are carried out at ‘Mitte’ and ‘BJF’ locations. The resulting design envisages a conversion and partial new construction of the old tumor clinic in Invalidenstrasse. In addition to its central location at the main railway station and the connection to the old Charité Campus Mitte, the location offers the possibility of an optimal implementation of the central patient needs and technical requirements for an outpatient tumor medicine. The study data are partly published, including a master thesis in architectural psychology at the TU Berlin.