On a strategically located site in Bratislava, a new ‘Next Generation Hospital’ will open its doors in 2021. Royal HaskoningDHV has been working on the preliminary structural design and building services for this new 43.000m2 hospital in Slovakia.
Private hospital network Svet Zdravia – part of the Penta financial group - plans to provide health care in the hospital for patients from all over Slovakia, regardless of their health insurer. The top end, new generation hospital in Bratislava is designed for both acute and planned patients for whom it will provide comprehensive medical care in almost all surgical and non-surgical medical fields. The new hospital will have 400 beds in single rooms with additional beds for accompanying persons, TV sets and internet connection, 14 operating rooms, urgent care reception, and maternity clinics.
Future-proof and flexible hospital design
Anne Brouwer, consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV: “The designs give us the opportunity to show exactly what we can do in terms of structural and conceptual designs of building services for hospital builds. The Next Generation Hospital should be fit for the future; therefore both the structural and building services design has a flexible set-up, allowing future changes and additions with a minimum of effort.”
The ambition to create a pleasant and functional environment for patients, visitors and healthcare professionals, resulted in a futuristic hospital design. The spatial areas, green patio gardens and large windows provide plenty of natural light and a green atmosphere for a healing environment. The single-bed rooms all feature optimal indoor climate and offer patients full control on lights and temperature. Together with attractive designed rooms, all technical solutions contribute to the earliest possible recovery of patients.
Anne Brouwer: “For the Next Generation Hospital in Bratislava we were able to use all our international best practices in one health care facility. Sustainable solutions such as decentralized hot water boilers, not only prevent the risk of legionella but also saves energy costs. An innovative way of humidifying indoor air creates the perfect indoor climate and is also more energy efficient. The flexible construction of the hospital offers a freedom in lay-out, which result in smarter clinical pathways and patient flow. Together with Dutch Health Architects and Svet Dravia, we continuously looked for the most effective choices in sustainability, flexibility and financial feasibility, which at the end will benefit future patients and medical staff.”
The iconic architecture of the hospital is in the hands of Dutch Health Architects. Construction will start in 2018 and completion is expected in 2021.