New Surgical Center of the University hospital
M2AU has won the international open competition for the design of new Surgical Centre with 21 operating theatres for University Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Czech republic.
Surgical center, once it is bulit, will become the heart of the whole hospital grounds. The space of the newly proposed square follows The First Republic urbanistic plan which helps the city dominants excel.
The building of New Surgical Center 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 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 when i tis needed the most. 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 upper floors have a different character. Individual tracts are well-directed into open atriums, park and surrounding landscape.