Fakultní nemocnice Královské Vinohrady
OBERMEYER HELIKA , a.s.; artistic cooperation: KVADRA Praha
Main building designer
Construction Period
Project realisation
2009 - 2012
Activities undertaken
urbanistic and architectural study, planning permit documentation, building permit documentation, construction documentation, engineering
Construction expenses
3 000 mill. CZK / 111 mill. EUR

built-up volume: 400,000 m3
built-up area: 11,650 m2

16 clinics, 770 beds including 193 beds in the intensive care unit, 21 operating theatres, 73 admission and emergency units, lecture rooms

Intended as a conceptual solution, new Trauma Centre in Královské Vinohrady University Hospital justifies the aim to situate the new building in the context of a chaotic urban fabric along the boundary of the Vršovice and Vinohrady municipalities so that it would become a natural architectural dominant of this locality. The complex of the new Trauma Centre is based on a simplified ground floor plan which allows to distinguish three compositional axes each of which is specifically responding to the surrounding areas. The direction of the first compositional axis, which is derived from the basically rectangular shape of the adjoining section of the KVTH Complex, is defined specifically by the western side of the trapezoidal institutional care building of the complex. The second axis on the opposite side running towards Ruská Street defines the main access to the complex. The third axis on the eastern side, which defines the horizontal diagnostic and therapeutic pavilion, forms a circular segment that does not refer to any of the many directions in which run the residential buildings scattered in the surrounding area. Sloping gradient of the building site in the direction towards Ruská Street is reflected in a gradation of the architectural volumes in terms of their height. This gradation is achieved by successive arrangement of the complex buildings starting from the highest (the ward units of the institutional care building) down to the lower building (the buildings housing the admission and emergency units and examination and therapeutic sections). The difference in architectural volumes and functions of the buildings is reflected in the architectural design of the facades. Two of the dominant architectural volumes of the same material are distinguished by the colour and arrangement of the external cladding. In the third dominant architectural volume the difference in terms of volume and function is reflected in the structural design and the use of building materials. The main aim of the architect was to create a serious timeless design with humanising elements.

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