The only hospital building of its kind in the Czech Republic which meets the most up-to-date passive building standards. This is the new building of II. Internal Clinic of Gastroenterology and Geriatrics at the Olomouc University Hospital. Since August, health care professionals have been moving in. And on Tuesday, September 4, it was solemnly open to the public.
A new building with five above-ground and one underground floors has grown since last February in the vicinity of the surgical complex. The U-shaped building is also remarkable in terms of overall design, engineering and design. It was designed as a nearly zero-energy building. The energy intensity is ten times lower compared to the premises where these health facilities are located today.
The building also features an intensive care unit with seven boxes and four complete twenty-five-bed rooms with double and single rooms, including specially adapted rooms for obese or otherwise handicapped patients.
The new clinic cost nearly 400 million CZK. Adam Rujbr Architects is behind the project. “It is a building that moves the current standard of healthcare facilities towards higher quality and care, which should become a standard,” said the architect. He added that the new clinic has a lot of innovation and is not only energy-friendly but it was primarily intended for users, both patients and staff. The nurses and doctors have been able to intervene with their comments in the final form of the project in terms of spatial distribution and other practical improvements.
Since the end of August, the building has been used for geriatric department, and during September the operation of the II. Internal Clinic will be moved there.
You can watch the time lapse video from the construction here.
Source photo and video: Olomouc University Hospital