Children's hospital with speleotherapy in Ostrov u Macochy
Realization date: 2021/2022
The hospital is located in the northern part of the village. The compactness of the village is maintained by linking the development structures with the structures of tall greenery. The land is connected to the area with family houses. The building itself is located in the southeastern part of the plot and leaves a wide strip of greenery surrounding the village. The shape of the building is inspired by the archetype of the house from children's drawings, multiplied into five functionally different parts. By extruding every other segment, a pervasive composition is created, drawing nature and daylight into the building. The two-storey white building, referring to the color of limestone, consists of four elongated tracts with gables oriented perpendicular to the service road. It acts as a casually white base of health. The placement in the field is based on its morphology, part of the building is sunk under the terrain. The slope of the plot thus makes the building accessible directly from the terrain, on both floors. The strictly rectangular layout of the complex is thoughtfully disturbed by circular elements (benches in the courtyard and terrace, the shape of lamps, skylights, etc.), the goal is to create another softer layer of the concept and partly the practical side - eliminating injuries from sharp corners.
The hospital building includes several separate sections according to their purpose. In the direction from the village, from east to west, these are:
1. Entrance area with reception and technical facilities, on the first floor dining room and kitchen
2. Medical part, with service apartment, school on the first floor, technical background in the basement
3. Wellness area with gym on the ground floor and balneo operations on the first floor, in the basement of technology
4. Two-storey part of the accommodation, in the basement changing rooms, drying rooms and a laundry room connected to the exterior