Prague – The construction of a new long-term care hospital (LDN) in Prague 6 should cost an estimated 290 million crowns without VAT. The LDN building in Drnovská Street will be designed by Lennox Architects and Rangherka 5, which won the architectural competition. According to the assumptions, the new building could be completed by 2026, the condition is that the construction is a change in the zoning plan. Jiří Hannich, a spokesman for the sixth district of Prague, told ČTK.
“A modern, open hospital will be established here (in Drnovská Street), where patients will have enough privacy and at the same time the possibility of contact with everyday life,” said the Deputy Mayor of Prague 6 for Territorial Development and Public Space Jakub Stárek (ODS).
According to a design by Lennox architects and Rangherk, the medical facility in Ruzyně will have 5 three-storey buildings with a capacity of up to 104 beds. The building will have a green roof and will be energy efficient. The new house should also have a café and premises for rehabilitation services, which will be intended for LDN clients and the public. Last year, when announcing the Prague 6 architectural competition, it assumed that the construction of LDN could cost 200 million crowns without VAT.
Architects Irena Šestáková, Jan Němec, Michal Kuzemenský and David Mateásko and, for example, Deputy Mayor Stárek, sat on the jury of the competition announced by Prague on June 6, 2021. The jurors selected the winners from nine proposals. In addition to the variability of the concept, which allows for the divisibility of the rooms, and other proposed forms of medical equipment for the existing development of family houses in the locality, the jurors added that the city of Lennox architects and Rangherka 5 were the preferred winning design.
Prague 6 wants to build a new LDN in Ruzyně on municipal land between Drnovská, Pilotů and Dědinská streets. The condition of the construction is a change in the zoning plan. According to Hannich, the change in the zoning plan is just about approval, thanks to the supportive attitude of the Prague City Hall. Following the construction of the building in Ruzyně, the existing LDN in the former Chittussi Hospital in Bubeneč would move to the new premises, as decided by the representatives of the sixth district in May 2020.
Another medical facility in Prague 6, the Pod Marjánkou polyclinic in Břevnov, should also see a new look. The plan is a reconstruction of the building and an extension. The repair of the polyclinic should cost about 500 million crowns without VAT. In September 2021, the city district announced an architectural competition, the result of which was to be known this year.