Design a new children’s hospital building.
Register: JUN/04/2021, Submit: JUN/04/2021, Eligibility: Architects, urban planners, landscape architects, civil engineers, architecture offices, design companies from Romania, all countries of the European Union, European Economic Area, Swiss Confederation, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize: 6,510,000 EUR (without VAT); 2nd Prize: 75,000 EUR (VAT included), 3rd Prize: 45,000 EUR (VAT included), 1st Mention: 10,000 EUR (VAT included), 2nd Mention: 10,000 EUR (VAT included)
The purpose of this competition is to select, in order to award the design contract, the best solution for an Emergency Clinical Children’s Hospital, located in the southeast of Cluj-Napoca at the border of Gheorgheni and Borhanci, Romania. The project of the Emergency Clinical Children’s Hospital aims to provide an example of best practice both in terms of medical architecture and in terms of urbanization of an area which is currently in an early stage of development.
The objectives pursued by the Contracting Authority are as follows:
- Develop a medical and research services centre in the field of paediatrics, with regional addressability and a high degree of accessibility for all patients;
- Build a new hospital building, designed in accordance with current standards in the field, a building in which the professionalism and promptness of medical staff shall be supported by specialized design;
- Create a space centred around the patient’s needs, able to make use of all architectural tools (from form to the relationship between spaces to finishes) in order to create a therapeutic environment, able to reduce the stress generated by the medical act;
- Generate a development pole for an area currently undergoing a process of urbanization.
The new Emergency Clinical Children’s Hospital will be located in the southeast of the city, at the border of Borhanci and Gheorghieni neighbourhoods. Currently, the plot has direct access from the central area of the city through the Constantin Brâncuși – Borhanciului streets.
The plot proposed for the competition is located in the built-up area of Cluj-Napoca City. It has an area of 169,700 m2, being owned by Cluj County and under the administration of the Cluj County Council. The plot is delimited on the East side by the Becaș Creek, and on the South side by a series of private properties and Borhanciului Street.
The spatial-functional structure of the Emergency Clinical Children’s Hospital is determined by the intention of the Contracting Authority to develop an integrated treatment centre, capable of managing a wide range of paediatric diseases, thus limiting the transfer of patients between various treatment points.
The Emergency Clinical Children’s Hospital will have a number of 510 continuous hospitalization beds, 65 companion beds and 50 outpatient hospital beds. It will be organized in 12 different departments, with the corresponding compartments, to which a set of commonly used functions is added:
- Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department
- Common medical functions (operating room, imaging, pharmacy, etc.)
- Spaces dedicated to research and education
- Administrative, technical and logistical spaces
Competitors cannot change the total number of beds imposed by the design brief.
The medical and surgical departments, including patient accommodation, will be organized in a modular way so that, where appropriate, they will allow easy reorganization of the number of beds within the departments or between various departments.
The need for parking spaces was estimated according to the provisions of the Local Urban Planning Regulation related to the General Urban Plan of Cluj-Napoca. It provides a parking space for 80 m2 net area, respectively a parking space for bicycles for 100 m2 net area. Based on the brief data provided by the Contracting Authority, an estimated net area of 51,200 m2 results, which leads to a need for 640 parking spaces for vehicles and 512 parking spaces for bicycles. Competitors will follow the grouping of parking spaces, so as to reduce the area occupied by them at ground level. At least 20% of the parking spaces will be organized in underground or above-ground car parks.
The Emergency Clinical Children’s Hospital will be provided with a heliport, served by SMURD helicopters. It will be located on the roof of the hospital and will be in direct contact with the operating theatres. Competitors will decide where to position the heliport, taking into account the volumetric solution and the constraints imposed by the location and the legal framework in force.
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