15. 5. 2024

Open House Prague also in our hospital

On the weekend of May 18 and 19, the anniversary 10th edition of the Open House Prague festival will open 115 buildings and spaces, which usually remain inaccessible to the public, free of charge. Traditionally, our hospital also participated in the celebration of urban architecture and will open a total of three spaces to the public. They will always be accessible from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

VFN central boiler room, Wenzigova 2083/1, Prague 2

The VFN heat supply boiler room is a lesser-known technical building by architect Karel Prager. This futuristic pyramid-shaped object with a tall chimney from 1993 is the only completed part of Prager's extensive project for the new campus of the university hospital.

Ceramic Lounge, Na Bojišti 1771/1, Prague 2

Behind the facade of the Neo-Renaissance corner building of the former VFN sanatorium hides a world-unique ceramic lounge. It was designed by Jan Kotěra in 1914 as part of a luxurious sanatorium for the rest and relaxation of mobile patients. The space, in which plant and geometric art nouveau elements are combined, is decorated with tiles with leaf and floral glazes. There is an ornamental tile on the floor. The dominant feature of the room is the fountain with the sculpture of the Woman above the Spring by Stanislav and Vojtěch Suchard.

Clinic of Urology

In the early 1970s, a heritage reserve was declared, which also included the New Town, and the architects had the task of creating a building that, with its dimensions and materials, would appropriately connect with the surrounding historic buildings. The result is a brutalist building in the form of a fragmented block, on the facade of which bands of windows alternate with bands of exposed concrete and ceramic tiles. Prominent artists participated in the decoration of the clinic, such as Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, whose sculpture with a family motif still decorates the entrance hall.

You can find a detailed program and other information at Open House Prague.

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