Architect: MAROSI Miklós
The new psychiatric pavilion, located next to the existing one, has been built for patients who are a danger to themselves and the public as well, who cannot be treated within the framework of traditional psychiatry. The building has high and medium security sections of special design, suitable for providing high level psychiatric care.
The new pavilion of the National Institute of Psychiatry and Addictology, operating on the premises of the Nyírő Gyula Hospital, is a partly one story, partly two story building of an L-shaped plan, with a flat roof, its wings are as long as the neighbouring Psychiatry Pavilion. This building has been designed according to special security regulations, providing safe clinical and therapeutic environment for patients with typically complex, acute mental disorders. The two wings of the building border a courtyard with a safe sports court for the patients, surrounded by a special fence and densely planted vegetation to screen it visually from the rest of the hospital garden. The possibility of regular exercise and recreation in fresh air is provided here for the patients. Access and exit take place through a strictly controlled double door access control system. Both the protection of the visitors and the safety of the energy supply and utilities systems required special design solutions.
There are 15-15 single bed rooms for patients on the ground floor in each wing, complete with the necessary visitor, staff and service areas. Each room has its own bathroom in the same airspace, without door and a TV behind security glass. When determining the size of the rooms, the occasional necessity of restraining a raving patient by two nurses had to be considered. The nurse stations have full view of all the areas which the patients can access. The day rooms and dining rooms, located in the middle areas of the wings, get natural light through the skylights on the flat roof. The doctors’ rooms, offices, meeting rooms and mechanical areas are located on the first floor. On the flat roof, there are open air recreational areas surrounded by security fence.
The pavilion has in-situ reinforced concrete structure and walls, with white, rendered finish on the thermal insulated facades. All the used materials and technical solutions are vandal-proof in the building, from the doors and windows without bars through the immovable furnishings to the safety fittings.
Location: Budapest, Lehel utca 59-61.
Architect: MAROSI Miklós
Associate architects: ÁCS István, PERNESZ Ágnes, BALOGH Anna
Structural engineer: VÁCZI Péter
HVAC engineer: SZAKÁL Szilárd
Electrical engineers: RITZL András, KAJTÁN László
Interior architect: SZENES István (Szenes Design Stúdió)
Landscape architect: HAVASSY Gabriella
Area: 1420 m2