Quake-resistant hospital to open soon in Turkey

December 13, 2019

A new seismically-resistant healthcare facility is scheduled to open in Instanbul, Turkey,in February 2020, according to an article on the Hurriyet Daily News website.

The original Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital was demolished under the Istanbul Seismic Risk Reduction and Emergency Case Preparation Project (ISMEP) and a new building has been constructed at the site.

The hospital features 1,800 triple pendulum isolator systems that will allow it to remain operational in the event of an earthquake.

Istanbul is in a highly seismic region and the country suffered over a hundred major earthquakes of magnitudes of 6.0 on the Richter Scale over the last century.

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