Architektur und Raumgestaltung: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
The construction and interior finishing of pharmacies is probably one of the most interesting construction tasks. A classic competition about product price and quality does not take place here or only with a part of the offered assortment, which is not in the center of the actual activity. Thus – apart from technical authority and friendliness – the “shop” becomes a crucial competition advantage. But it is precisely this that is particularly regulated by the strong zoning between feel-good space and hazardous substances legislation.
The present volume shows more than 60 executed, contemporary projects from Germany, Austria and Switzerland balancing this needs. More than 500 photographs and plans illustrate the texts in which the requirements and goals of the respective design are discussed. A comprehensive introduction to the conditions and history of pharmacy construction and a report on an experimental pharmacy, which is constantly being redesigned, help the reader to understand the specific requirements of this unique type of building.
Pharmacies are a changing building task. The new picking machine has not yet replaced the general alphabet everywhere, and pharmacists’ cupboards are already returning. Touchscreens in free and visual selection also offer the possibility of a new design. The space gained is used for a modern shopping experience, for intimate consultation zones or cosy islands of peace.