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Children’s Hospital of Medical University of Warsaw – 1st prize in the competition

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Project description

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  • Client: Medical University of Warsaw
  • Area: 80 332,9m2
  • Stage: under construction
  • Location: Warsaw
  • “Construction of the Year 2015” – First Degree Award PZITB

OPEN architekci were commissioned the project of the new Children’s Hospital of the Medical University of Warsaw after winning the architectural competition in 2009. The constrution of the project has already started in 2012 and has its completion planned in 2014.

The hospital building facilitates examination and treatment of children from Warsaw and the whole country. Each hospital clinic houses teaching and research spaces for scientific work.

The greatest design challenge was to implement an extensive program imposed by the Client, and to fit in the existing surroundings in a harmonious way that would improve the quality of that space.

The design consists of the main volume of a glass block that includes the communication and lounge zones and connects perpendicular wings of hospital units. The building’s design is based on a flexible structural scheme, open to be adapted in the future to the needs of advanced medical technology.

The hospital is a 7-story building arranged around green areas, which allows daylight to penetrate the building. The park of 3000 sq meters surrounding the hospital would be available for all users, patients, medical staff, students and visitors.

The whole design reflects the desire to create a child-friendly building, that would provide comfortable conditions for all users.