Surgical Center of the University Hospital
Hradec Kralove

72 580 m2
2017 -
competition proposal, 1st prize, ongoing


Norbert Obršál, Jan Kubát, Radomír Feňo, Václav Mihola, Linda Boušková, David Helešic, Zuzana Zbellová, Jakub Brahmi, Jakub Frolík

The building of New Surgical Center (CHC) is located south of the current pavilion of Academic Bedrna. The building is formed by the needs of internal operations which determinates horizontal divisions of the building into three parts.

First two floors act as a machine, in which the public part of the outpatient facility and hidden operating utilities of the building are situated. Fast and high-quality care is provided by the compact form and sophisticated connections between departments. Minimizing the distances between departments saves time. The floor plan is perforated by intimate atriums. Cantilevered third floor with all the operating rooms, the ICUs and the retreat units act as a rightful heart of the building. The cantilever beam symbolically cuts the machine of the building from the floors with inpatient units and acts as a symbol of the surgical pavilion. Long-term convalescence, quietness and intimacy are important for the area of inpatient units. It means that the upper floors have a different character. Individual tracts are well-directed into open atriums, park and surrounding landscape.

CHC is situated in the newly emerged centre of the hospital grounds. The space of the newly proposed square follows The First Republic urbanistic plan which helps the city dominants excel and at the same time develops the axis which is determined by the intern pavilion. The elongated shape of the water surface dominates the area in front of the CHC. A living biotope act as a reminiscence of defunct blind rims of the river which has been looking for its trough in the past, while creating a precondition for the lively park.