Third Medical Faculty of Charles Uni is planning to build a new teaching centre for half a billion

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2023-01-19   10:33

The Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University is planning to build a new teaching centre on its campus in Prague's Vinohrady district at a cost of approximately half a billion crowns. The architectural competition for its design was won by the team of Ehl & Koumar architects. The jury selected it from 34 proposals, the faculty announced.

"The existing building A, which should remain mainly a research and scientific workplace, will be supplemented by a new building B, which will have sufficient capacity for teaching all students of the medical faculty. The proposal envisages a large lecture hall, capacity classrooms, a library and a simulation centre," described Dean Petr Widimský.

According to the proposal, it will be a separate glass pavilion with an internal atrium on the premises of the Vinohrady hospital. The faculty expects to issue a building permit and start construction within a few years.

"We were very pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of all the submitted designs, which showed a variety of possible solutions to the competition brief. In this respect, the decision of the jury was not an easy task at all," said Vice Dean JanTrnka, who was a member of the jury. In addition to representatives of the Faculty of Medicine, the jury also included experts in architectural and technical solutions.

The second place went to the studio Kuba Pilař Architekti and the third place to the studio Nemec Taller Architektur. The jury also awarded six other prizes. The results of the competition will be presented by the faculty at the end of January in the form of an exhibition and a competition catalogue.

The Vinohrady campus is home to the Královská Vinohrady University Hospital, the State Institute of Health, the State Institute for Drug Control, the Institute for Postgraduate Education in Health Care and a secondary medical school. "The 3rd Faculty of Medicine cooperates with all these institutions in many areas of teaching, research and medical practice," the faculty said.

Source: CTK
Photo: Ehl & Koumar architects