PANOCHA HOSPITAL, TURNOV

Customer
Turnov City Hospital
Architect
OBERMEYER HELIKA a.s.
Main building designer
OBERMEYER HELIKA a.s.
Construction period
March 1997 – December 1997
Activities undertaken

architectural study, project documentation for the urban planning and building permit submissions, working documentation, site management by the head designer, site inspections and coordination activities by the project designer

Construction cost
CZK 36 million

Turnov Hospital is an example of a hospital complex based on a liberal modernist concept, which was built in the early 1940s. The main building was designed as a single-block building with several wings joined together by a vertical transport shaft. After the construction of the Internal Medicine Wing came the reconstruction of the north wing, housing an entrance hall and an outpatient unit, adding an extension on the west side and an additional recessed second storey. An important aim of this project was to retain the strictly-functional style of the building and to reflect the original architectural concept of the complex in the sensitive entrance section of the hospital. The addition seamlessly extends the present entrance wing in the west direction, while the additional recessed second storey generally softens the building as a whole. The architectural expression of the whole building, including the size and position of window openings and the modest external architectural details, is uniform, and it is not apparent that the building consists of consists of two sections built in two different periods. The only exception is a new light entrance porch providing safe access for ambulances. On each of the four floor levels there are one or two wards of the polyclinic situated at the end of the building, without traffic access to the other sections of the building. The tuberculosis and respiratory diseases unit has two separate entrances, one for adults and the other for children, directly connected to the outside area.

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