NEXT LEVEL Fakultní nemocnice Hradec Králové

  • Winning design

    M2AU – Norbert Obršál, Jan Kubát, Radomír Feňo

  • Contracting Authority

    University Hospital Hradec Králové

  • Competition Type

    Open Design Contest, 2 Phases

  • Results

    November 2017

  • Status

    Contract signed with 1st place

  • University Hospital Hradec Králové

    3 500 000 CZK – 2 200 000 CZK – 1 500 000 CZK – 3x 600 000 CZK

The subject of the competition is the architectural design for the modernisation of the Surgery department consisting of a new building which should be situated between the Nemocnice street and the Bedrna pavilion, and subsequently, the reconstruction of the Bedrna pavilion itself (building no. 21); and this, as to keep the full functionality of the Surgery departments, the Emergency Centre (building no. 50) and the Pavilion of Internal Medicine (building no. 10) during the whole duration of the construction and the reconstruction. The planned investment cost (not including the costs of project documentation) for the new building and for the Bedrna pavilion reconstruction should be of 1.8 billion CZK without VAT. The goal of the competition “Next Level - University Hospital Hradec Králové” is to find an architectonic solution for the Surgical Centre, composed of a new building (addition) and the reconstructed (now technologically outdated) earlier surgical pavilion, and to connect the two structures into a viable whole. In this competition, we would like to appeal to European architects to present designs that would meet all the functional needs of the surgery departments of a hospital, and form the best possible working environment for medical staff as well as a safe and pleasant setting for patients in the University Hospital Hradec Králové.


Zděněk Zavřel

Chairman of the Jury

At the start of his career, he was active in the ‘kindergarten’ of the renowned Liberec design studio SIAL. In 1978, he emigrated to the Netherlands, where he rapidly launched a successful design career starting in the studio of van den Broek en Bakema and ending with his own atelier in Rotterdam. After the fall of Communism in Czechoslovakia, he worked with the Czech Society of Architects to aid Czech architecture in its connection to European activity. In 2005, he was appointed dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University (ČVUT), where he still teaches as the head of the Department of Architectural Design II. Among his many realisations are the Czech Centre in Paris or the Dutch Embassy and ambassador’s residence in Accra (Ghana).

Vladimír Palička

Vice chairman of the jury

Director of the University Hospital Hradec Králové A graduate of the medical faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, he worked at the district hospital in Bruntál before assuming a post at the FN HK, where he has now been for 33 years.
he also served as the dean of the Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové, during the construction of the faculty’s Education Centre on the FN HK grounds and the preparation of materials and the design for the construction of the Charles University campus in Hradec Králové (at present, the first stage is now complete). He has
served in the administration of the FN HK since 2010, and was appointed director in 2017

Mario Corea

After graduating from the Universidad del Litoral in Rosario, Argentina, he gained a Master of Architecture in Urban design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and a Diploma in Urban Studies from the architectural Association (AA) in London. He is founder of Mario Corea Arquitectura, which works on a broad range of programs and scales. Recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions, the Mollet General Hospital was nominated for the EU Mies van der Rohe Award and he was granted the Architecture Prize of the Cultural Ministry of Argentina in 2016. He has been professor at numerous international universities and is the Academic Director of the LA(H)B Barcelona Laboratory for Hospital Architecture.

Richard Klinger

A graduate of the Technical University of Vienna, he is a co-founder of the Viennese atelier Architects Collective (AC), which he created in 2006 with Andreas Frauscher and Kurt Sattler. Now, this atelier has projects across all of Europe, with one of the most recent ones being the Südspidol hospital in Luxembourg, along with the recently completed project, in which AC won in a Europe-wide competition of the Franziskus Spital in Vienna (2016). Their KABEB Klinikum in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, for which they worked with Dietmar Feichtinger and another architectural team, was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 2011

Sergio Bruns

Since January 2017, he has been a partner in the Zurich architectural office Aeschlimann Hasler Partner Architekten AG, where he has worked as an architect since 2012. Previously, he was the head of the studio Menis Arquitectos in Valencia, Spain. In addition, he also taught until 2012 as a guest lecturer in Valencia. In addition to his architectural training in Valencia, he also studied at Columbia University in the City of New York. In his recent work for Aeschlimann Hasler Partner, he assisted in the design for the Triemli city hospital in Zurich.

Jan Vojáček

Head of the Modernisation of Surgical Centre. A graduate of the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague, he worked in Prague until 2007, first at the Vascular Surgery Department in Hospital Na Homolce and then at the Cardiac Surgery Clinic of the Motol University Hospital. In 2007, he joined the Cardiac Surgery Clinic at the University Hospital Hradec Králové, where he currently holds the post as deputy clinic head. Since 2014, he has been a member of the working group of the assigned task of creating the conception for the modernisation of the Surgical Centre. In 2016, he was nominated head of the project.

Veronika Bartošová

Vice director of the University Hospital Hradec Králové for operational and technical matters. A graduate of the University of Economics in Prague, with a focus on logistics, international transport and shipping, she has been involved with the question of the technical facilities and service operation of the University Hospital Hradec Králové continually for the past sixteen years. In 2001, she began work at the hospital as a logistics administrator, and then as head of the transportation department. For the hospital as investor, she has worked on the design and realisation phases of investment projects, and taken an active part in implementing the service operation of new hospital departments.

Kristina Richter Adamson


Currently employed with the London firm Steffian Bradley Architects, where she has been focused primarily on design for medical facilities. She has increased her knowledge of medical architectural design through MA studies at London South Bank University, where her thesis was on “Planning Buildings for Health”. At present, she is working on the project of the National Defence Rehabilitation Centre, which will be completed in 2018, and a project for a private out- patient clinic in central London.

Martin Tycar


He co-founded the Prague based atelier Znamení čtyř - architekti in 1999. He met his colleagues Juraj Matula and Richard Sidej in the FA ČVUT analogue studio of ETH Zurich professor Miroslav Šik. Here, with other colleagues, they have founded a group called “Nová česká práce” which focused on traditionalism and analogue design methods. The studio Znamení čtyř – architekti have a range of realised buildings such as the building and archive of the Jewish museum in Prague. They participate often to architectural competitions. One of their latest successes is the first place in the Charles University Albertov Campus competition.

Michal Hudík


Vice director of the University Hospital Hradec Králové for health care organisation. A graduate of the Military Medical Academy in Hradec Králové, in the field of general medicine, he has held a position as a doctor at the University hospital Hradec Králové since 1992. He has worked in the field of health-provision management since 2003, when he took part as a coordinator in the design and realisation phase of the Internal Medicine pavilion. In 2015, he was nominated by the director to the post of vice director for health care organisation, and in this function has actively participated in implementation of new departments into service operation.

Karel Antoš


Vice director of the University Hospital Hradec Králové for strategic planning and development. After completing PhD studies in the field of corporate economics at the University of Economics in Prague, he has worked in the field of health-care management for several years, and held the post of vice director at the University Hospital Hradec Králové since 2009. Previously, he was head of the department of public health at the Faculty of Military Medicine at the Czech Defence University. He has assisted in the preparation and realisation of several large-scale projects of the University Hospital Hradec Králové.

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