Erzurum Healthcare Campus



Ministry of Health


Features / Capacity / Area
201,000 sqm

Contract Date
2011 January

The Erzurum Healthcare Complex is the largest medical complex in eastern Türkiye and located in Erzurum next to the existing Erzurum Region Research and Training Hospital. The campus is comprised of hospital buildings and auxiliary health units covering more than 201,000 sqm and over 1600 patient beds.


The campus comprises specialized hospitals including the Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Maternity Hospital (300 beds), the Oncology Hospital (150 beds), the Chest Diseases Hospital (150 beds), and the Cardiovascular Hospital (150 beds).


Prota provided consultancy services for structural design using seismic base-isolation system.


Base Isolation Design of the Hospital


Seismic base isolation is the most well-known and proven way of keeping structures safe and immediately in service after major seismic activities.  Although it was widely practiced in some countries like USA and Japan, it is still a new and an unknown system in Türkiye.


The Erzurum Medical Campus has been designed as one of the world’s largest seismic-isolated hospitals, with a total capacity of 1,600 beds distributed across five blocks.


Structural design was developed to meet effective and efficient serviceability after a probable earthquake in Erzurum. More than 1,200 earthquake isolators were used to minimize the earthquake risk. It is targeted that any probable earthquake will have no damage effect on any critical medical equipment, the operability of the building premises and medical equipment as well as building services like sanitary, medical gas, fire protection are to be maintained.


Our engineers presented a research paper called “Seismic Isolated Hospital Design Practice in Türkiye: Erzurum Medical Campus” about this hospital project and presented in the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in September 2012 which was held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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