Architect: HAVRÁN Judit
The facades of the clinic, built in 1967, has been renewed in connection with the modernization of the building energetics. In accordance with the original architect’s concept, different parts of the building have cladding of different colour. The structure of the facades, the doors and windows meet the requirements of sustainability in the long term.
The clinic was built in 1967, its original architect was Ulrich Ferenc, Ybl Prize winning architect of KÖZTI. The building has been built with reinforced concrete frame structure and beams, in situ concrete slabs and brick walls. The facades of both the exterior and the courtyards were clad with fairly well functioning small mosaic tiles. The building is divided into three well defined blocks: a two story high low block, occupying most of the plot, which has two courtyards; a four story high head block protruding above the Tömő Street main entrance; and the hotel block located on the south side, which is seven floors higher than the low one. All the blocks have flat roof, with the exception of the roof above the auditorium. This has a mono-pitch roof, built on a slanting in situ concrete slab, with seamed sheet metal roofing. The original doors and windows were made of metal, wood or plastic, completed on the ground floor and occasionally on the upper floors with metal grills. There were several external air-conditioning units on the facades, mounted in recent times, which had to be dealt with during modernization.
In the course of the building energetics modernization, every roof was stripped down to the reinforced concrete structure and all the doors and windows were removed. The new roofs are inverted flat roofs with gravel ballast. The new doors and windows are made of aluminium, or they are plastic, faced either with aluminium or grey foil.
The new, ventilated facade has been designed according to the building energetics calculations and the requirements of fire protection in respect of thickness and quality of the thermal insulation. It is clad with mounted large panels; the low block has grey, the hotel block has white fiber cement cladding. The head block and the staicase on the southern side of the building are clad with specially textured, patina green aluminium sheet panels. The new metal sheet roofing above the auditorium, the window casings of the low block and the head block, and the cladding on the walls around the roofs of the metal clad parts have also been made of the same material, with patina green copper sheet texture. Shading for the building on the eastern and southern side is provided by motor driven, rolling metal shutters hidden behind the exterior cladding. On the western, Balassa Street facade, there are fixed, vertical metal sheet louvres for shading.
Location: Budapest VIII. Tömő u. 25-29.
Architect: HAVRÁN Judit
Structural details: HORVÁTH László (Estrad Építésziroda)
Structural engineer: CSÉFALVAY Gábor (Tetra-Plan Kft)
HVAC engineer: LENGYEL Zsolt
HV electrical engineer: ARANYOS Zsolt (Zone-Plan Kft)
Fire protection: REINER Róbert (Rein-R ÉPTŰZ Kft)
Area: 10,300 m2