Architect: MAROSI Miklós
The elegant, simply formed building, with its uniform brick and glass facade, fits in with the neighbouring buildings without archaism, preserving the harmony of the streetscape. The tower-like repetition of the main block of the hospital creates a kind of portal, a transition towards the low-rise, gable roof buildings in Rottenbiller Street.
Fresenius is a German group of companies which offers dialyzation and manufactures related medical equipment. Almost half of the Hungarian dialysis patients are treated in their centres. Their previous centre at the Péterfy Sándor Street Hospital had been operating under extremely poor conditions for a long time. The new centre was built on a site next to the hospital, in Rottenbiller Street. The building consists of two basement levels, a ground floor and four upper storeys, with a flat roof, but the roof along the street front is mono-pitched. There are parking places for 30 cars, as well as staff and mechanical rooms on the basement floors. Patient, staff and ambulance entrances, an outpatient locomotor disability rehabilitation department, a central waiting hall and a patient reception and processing area can be found on the ground floor. There are 16+2 beds for acute dialysis treatment on the first floor, a PRA pharmaceutical experiment station on the second floor, a one-day surgery centre with two operating suites on the third floor and a 15-bed ward to support the surgery on the fourth floor. The whole establishment is fully accessible.
The layout of the building is composed of a triangle projecting at an acute angle, combined with a square. The funnel-like widening of the building line has made the opening of the inner facades possible, corresponding to the requirements of fire protection as well. The building has a block-like look, with classically elegant lines. The dark red brick facade evokes the tranquility of 19th century historicism, but the simple lines echo the ideal of classical modernism. The homogeneous brick cladding on the facade of the building is similar to that of the neigbouring buildings in the street. This material is suitable for health institutes, since it gives a durable finish. The bricks are laid both in running bond and stack bond, producing a fine moulded effect. The interior of the building has been determined by strict sterilization regulations and the durable structures and finishes meet these requirements.
Location: Budapest VII., Rottenbiller utca 13.
Architect: MAROSI Miklós
Associate architects: SEBŐ István, SIMKÓ Gábor
Interior architect: KERECSÉNYI Zsuzsa
Area: 5481 m2