PETZ ALADÁR COUNTY TEACHING HOSPITAL, GYŐR – HOTEL BUILDING
Architects: BORDÁCS László, HAVRÁN Judit
The H-form hotel building, built in the middle of the hospital complex, fits into the group of older buildings like the missing piece of a puzzle. The mounted cladding of the facade, the eight story height and the special grouping of the windows presented a challange for the contractor. The simple, modern building introduced new colours to the 250 year old hospital in more ways than one.
The most important aim in the development of the hospital was to merge its locations. The developers expected that centralization would shorten patient transfer, reduce the operation costs and make medical care more efficient. Centralization could only be implemented in a new building. The structure of the Vasvári Pál Street location of the hospital was established by the development during the 1970s and 1980s. Its backbone is the two story corridor starting from the main entrance building on Vasvári Pál Street, connecting the vertical staircase and elevator blocks in every other building. The new, H-form, eight story high building has been adjusted to this structure, the connecting corridor opens up here and becomes a two-level glass-roofed lobby. A part of the old connecting corridor was demolished, and a new, wider section has been built in its place, its facade similar to that of the new building.
The rooms of radiotherapy and isotope diagnostics are located in the basement of the building, together with other service and mechanical rooms. The new critical care unit, lacking from the hospital so far, the hospital’s neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit and the outpatient units of the hospital departments are located on the ground floor and part of the first floor. The paediatric, internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology and pulmonology departments occupy the 2nd to 5th floors. There are 430 beds altogether in 1-2-3-bed wards with bathroom. The 6th floor is used by the doctors and accomodates the mechanical rooms as well.
The building, with its 20×80 cm ceramic tile cladding, specially mounted ceramic shading elements and French balcony railings, stands out from its surroundings. The surrounding hospital pavilions have plain concrete facades and the neighbouring high-rise residential buildings are built mostly of grey concrete panels, too. The new wings built parallel to them have medium grey cladding, but the connecting corridors and the wings perpendicular to them are clad with yellowish ceramic tiles of a warmer hue. The building is decorated with vibrant green, blue, yellow and orange stripes, they help to relieve the grey monotony and the rigid perpendicularity of the cladding, as well as the stress and anxiety of the patients and the doctors. These vivid colours appear in the interior of the building, too, on the floors, walls and on the railings. The special built-in furniture and the doors are also coloured, but have a paler hue. The external cladding is continued as interior facing in the lobby, it is also visible through the glass roof, so it becomes an important part of the view.
There are not many spots from where the huge mass of the new block, built in the middle of the hospital complex, is visible as a whole, but looking out of the rooms of the older wings or the new building, one can catch a glimpse of various colours, creating different mood from the various viewpoints. There is a large, artistic composition using each of the four colours on the facade facing the park, adding more colours to the environment of natural vegetation in every season.
Location: Győr, Vasvári Pál utca 2–4. Built: 2013 Architects: BORDÁCS László, HAVRÁN Judit Associate architect: VARGHA Júlia Interior architects: HAVRÁN Judit, LÁNG Judit Landscape architect: HAVASSY Gabriella Area: 26,000 m²